Muscle herniation as a cause of superficial lumps on the legs of a healthy teenager

Chen Chen, Andrew Phelps, Ilona J. Frieden

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Abstract

Muscular hernias, focal protrusions of muscle through fascial weaknesses, are uncommon in pediatric patients. When diagnosed, they are usually found on the legs from protrusions of tibialis anterior muscle in young male athletes. Here, we present a case of a healthy 16-year-old boy who developed asymptomatic nodules on the bilateral feet and lateral lower legs, which were confirmed by ultrasound to be focal muscle herniations. Our case highlights a rare example of bilateral muscle herniation in a pediatric patient and the utility of ultrasound as a diagnostic modality for this uncommon condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-744
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • benign
  • lumps/bumps
  • neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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