Cutaneous Angioleiomyoma – A Rare Cause of Posterior Heel Pain: A Case Report


  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, 01067 Dresden
  • Jacqueline Schönlebe Institute of Pathology “Georg Schmorl”, Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, 01067 Dresden
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, and Onkoderma Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia
  • Serena Gianfaldoni University of Rome G. Marconi, Rome
  • Torello Lotti University of Rome G. Marconi, Rome



angioleiomyoma, heel pain, histology, immunohistology, surgery


Heel pain is a common presentation in outpatient clinics. Here, we report a 69-year-old woman who complaint about a painful nodule on her left posterior heel. There was no history of trauma. The lesion developed during ten weeks without any bleeding or ulceration. On examination, we observed a subcutaneous firm nodule of about 1 cm in diameter. The lesion was hypoechoic in diagnostic sonography suggesting a fibromatous tumour, which was removed surgically. Histologic investigations confirmed the diagnosis of cutaneous angioleiomyoma. The occurrence of this benign tumour on the heel is quite uncommon but obvious a possible cause for heel pain. During follow-up, no recurrence was observed.


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Wollina U, Schönlebe J, Tchernev G, Gianfaldoni S, Lotti T. Cutaneous Angioleiomyoma – A Rare Cause of Posterior Heel Pain: A Case Report. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 19 [cited 2023 Mar. 21];5(4):436-8. Available from:

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