Fibrosarcoma of the Foot Masquerading as Plantar Fasciitis
Meilee L. Chen
Meilee L. ChenSubmitted during first-year podiatric surgical residency, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Mailing address: Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, 975 Sereno Dr, Vallejo, CA 94591.
Fibrosarcoma is an uncommon, malignant soft-tissue tumor that is rarely found as a primary neoplasm in the foot. A case report is presented that demonstrates a large, locally invasive fibrosarcoma of the plantar aspect of the foot with initial symptoms consistent with plantar fasciitis. Below-the-knee amputation was performed as curative treatment. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 92(9): 507-511, 2002)