Soft tissue
Peripheral nerve
Morton neuroma

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 30 January 2018, last major update September 2016

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

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See also: neuroma, amputation / traumatic, granular cell traumatic, palisaded encapsulated

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Cite this page: Shankar, V. Morton neuroma. website. Accessed June 20th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called Morton’s metatarsalgia
  • More common in adult women
  • Due to repeated mild trauma to interdigital plantar nerve, usually between toes 3 and 4
Diagrams / tables

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Metatarsal heads,
inter metatarsal
ligament, neuroma

Gross description
  • Affected nerve is markedly distorted
Gross images

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Neuroma, fibrofatty tissue

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Extensive concentric perineurial fibrosis, thickened arterioles with thrombi
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