Schwannoma of the medial plantar nerve: a case report


  • Adriano Machado Filho Hospital das Clínicas – EBSERH/UFG, Goiânia, GO, Brazil
  • Jefferson Soares Martins Hospital de Urgências de Goiânia (HUGO), Goiânia, GO, Brazil
  • Paulo Victor de Souza Pereira Hospital Estadual de Urgências de Aparecida de Goiânia Cairo Louzada (HUAPA), Aparecida de Goiânia, GO, Brazil
  • Ademir Freire de Moura Júnior Hospital de Urgências de Goiânia (HUGO), Goiânia, GO, Brazil



Neurilemmoma, Foot, Neoplasms


We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a schwannoma of the medial plantar nerve. She presented with the complaint of pain for about 2 years and a painful lesion in the medial plantar region of the left forefoot and on the second toe. Physical examination showed well-defined, firm tumor masses painful to palpation on the medial and plantar surface of the left forefoot and second toe. We surgically explored the area and excised 3 lesions, resulting in complete pain relief and no aesthetic complaints. Schwannomas of the medial plantar nerve are rare tumors, with only a few reports of cases extending to the forefoot. The finding of multiple schwannomas may be a red flag for the possible existence of local, painful, nerve lesions despite a negative Tinel sign. Appropriate surgical planning contributed to our successful intervention, without aesthetic, painful, or functional sequelae for the patient. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutic Studies; Expert Opinion.




How to Cite

Machado Filho, A., Martins, J. S., Pereira, P. V. de S. ., & Moura Júnior, A. F. de . (2021). Schwannoma of the medial plantar nerve: a case report. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 15(2), 171–174.