Patient with two left cuneiform bones only: A first documented case report

Nicola Monteleone1, Antonino Marcello Pilia2, Cristiana Veltro2, Jacopo Junio Valerio Branca2, Federico Polidoro1, Alberto Belluati1, Ferdinando Paternostro2

1 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Santa Maria Delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy
2 Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Anatomy and Histology Section, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

The cuneiforms are three wedge-shaped bones, forming the tarsus of the foot along with the talus, calcaneus, navicular, and cuboid. We present the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian woman with a left unique lateral cuneiform instead of second and third cuneiform bones. Additional cuneiform bones are rare anatomical variants well-described in the literature.

Conversely, a lesser number of cuneiform bones have never been previously reported. To our knowledge, our article represents the first documented case of this anatomical variation.

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