Accessory soleus muscle

Tuba Karagülle Kendi, Aziz Erakar, Olcay Oktay, H. Yusuf Yildiz, Yener Saglik

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Accessory soleus muscle is an uncommon anatomical variant that may present as a soft-tissue mass in the posteromedial region of the ankle. It is congenital in origin but usually presents in the second or third decade of life. Although it is a rare entity, accessory soleus muscle should be included in the differential diagnosis of soft-tissue swelling of the ankle. Awareness of the clinical presentation and specific findings of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and electromyography help with diagnosis without surgical exploration. We describe a 30-year-old patient with accessory soleus muscle. Magnetic resonance imaging features of the case are described, and the literature is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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