The specimen is a nodular pale piece of tissue, roughly ovoid in outline and showing on the back
surface a pedicle which may represent the nerve trunk from which this arose.
This woman presented at the age of 58 with a twelve-month history of a swelling in the
sole of the foot. She had had a plantar neuroma removed from the sole of the right foot many
years before. Examination showed a huge swelling involving the sole of the foot and extending
medially around the plantar border. Pressure over the lesion produced pain in the second and
third toes. At operation the lesion was found to fill the underside of the sole of the foot, tracking
back to the medial malleolus.