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MRI diagnosis of accessory soleus muscle strain.
  1. T Featherstone
  1. Memorial Hospital, Darlington, UK.


    An accessory soleus muscle is a rare anatomical variant. Clinical awareness of this entity and the appropriate use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can yield a definitive diagnosis in those patients with symptomatic accessory muscles. A case is presented in which the unique sensitivity of MRI in the evaluation of exertional muscle injuries proved useful in the detection of an accessory soleus muscle strain.

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