anteater nose sign

The anteater nose sign refers to an anterior tubular elongation of the superior calcaneus which approaches or overlaps the navicular on a lateral radiograph of the foot. This fancifully resembles the nose of an anteater and is indicative of calcaneonavicular coalition .

History and etymology

The sign was first described by Oestreich et al in 1987 .

See also

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