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Mycetoma foot tumor Volume 27, issue 1, Mars 2011

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Mycetoma is a rare andlittle-knownpathology in Morocco. The authors present the case of a56-year-oldpatient with a tumor of the right foot that had developed over 20 years. A pathological examination revealed an actinomycosic mycetoma of the foot. The injury was complicated by septic gangrene of the foot, requiring amputation. Mycetoma of the foot is a chronic and endemic infectious disease in tropical countries. However, it is rare in our context, making diagnosis difficult. The medical treatment involves radical surgical excision of diseased tissue. Mycetoma of the foot is a potentially fatal disease.