Vol. 5, Issue 1


Tendon Sheath Fibroma (FTS) arising from foot


Anirudh Bansal1, Vikramjit Singh2, Kailash Sethi*3, Ajay Mandloi4

1,2Resident, 3Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
4Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Vadodara.

INTRODUCTION


The Tendon sheath fibroma (FTS) was initially described in 1936 by Gechickter and Copeland as benign, firm tumor in palm more so in thumb, which is a slow growing least painful rare entity arising from sheath of a tendon1, 2. FTS arising from planter aspect is comparatively rare entity2. It is seen predominantly in males Male are predominant. They usually occur between 20 to 40 years of age, but can occur at any age3. Histologically, it is a well-demarcated nodule. It shows of haphazardly-arranged, fibroblast-like spindle cells in a dense collagenous matrix4.
Very few cases of FTS have been described in the literature1-7. Here, we report on the unusual presentation of FTS arising from a flexor tendon of foot.