The formation of a fibroma of the tendon sheath, a rare, slow-growing, benign tumor, usually occurs in the upper extremities of young adult males. We present an extremely rare case of a fibroma of the tendon sheath arising adjacent to the Achilles tendon within Kager's triangle in a 41-year-old female. The patient presented with progressive pain localized to the posterior aspect of the left ankle. Complete excision and histopathologic analysis of the fibroma were performed. The patient experienced an uneventful recovery after the intervention and had no evidence of recurrence after 3 months of follow-up. Fibroma of the tendon sheath should be included in the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with a painful soft tissue mass in Kager's triangle. (C) 2014 by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. All rights reserved.
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- Achilles tendon, ankle, giant cell tumor, Kager's fat pad, panniculitis, soft tissue mass, INTRAARTICULAR FIBROMA, FAT PAD, FUNCTIONAL-ANATOMY, ACHILLES-TENDON, KNEE-JOINT, TUMOR