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is it difficult to locate a neuroma with imaging?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sometimes yes,: especially if it is small. Even a small neuroma can cause pain. Even is it large, it is sometimes difficult to image, because neuromas can appear very similar to adjacent tissue on CT and MR.
Dr. Brian Sabb
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
Hi, good question. It can be very hard to find neuromas with imaging. However, using good MRI technique we can usually find them. I employ thin sections and small field of view imaging and usually give contrast to assess for enhancement and have great success finding even small neuromas. Additionally, I employ US to assist when needed. Dynamic US is especially useful when Mulders sign is included

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