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Focal Tuberculous Osteomyelitis of the Calcaneus Secondary to Direct Extension from an Infected Retrocalcaneal Bursa

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  • 1 Department of Radiology, New York Methodist Hospital, affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Brooklyn, NY.
  • | 2 Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.
  • | 3 Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.
  • | 4 Department of Radiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.
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We report a case of focal tuberculous involvement of the posterior margin of the calcaneus with preservation of the articular margin. The route of infection was direct extension through tuberculous retrocalcaneal bursitis, a rare and atypical pathogenesis. Magnetic resonance imaging was helpful in ruling out neoplasm and in limiting the diagnosis to an inflammatory infectious process. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(3): 285–290, 2005)

Corresponding author: Ibrahim Fikry Abdelwahab, MD, Department of Radiology, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 Sixth St, Brooklyn, NY 11215.