ePlasty: Vol. 20
Fibro-osseous Pseudotumor of the Toe
Daisuke Atomura, MD,a Takaya Makiguchi, MD, PhD,a Takahiro Yamaguchi, DMD,a Hideharu Nakamura, MD,a Yukie Yamatsu, MD,a Ken Shirabe, MD, PhD,b and Satoshi Yokoo, DMD, DMSca

aDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery; and bDepartment of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan

Correspondence: datm0206@gmail.com
Keywords: fibro-osseous pseudotumor, myositis ossificans, bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation, osteosarcoma, pyogenic granuloma


A 40-year-old man presented with a progressively enlarging mass in the left great toe for a few months. The patient was diagnosed with pyogenic granuloma and was treated with cryotherapy several times. However, regression was not observed. Clinical examination revealed a 1.5 × 1.0-cm reddish nodule on the medial side of the toe (Fig 1). Radiological evaluation revealed a soft-tissue mass without calcification, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a mass adjacent to the distal phalanx (Fig 2). Excisional biopsy was performed, with the patient under local anesthesia. The mass was not conn .......