An atypical presentation of myositis ossificans

  • M Bultheel
  • JH Kirby
  • JT Viljoen
  • PL Viviers
Keywords: case report, ossification, osteosarcoma

Abstract

In the following case study an atypical presentation of myositis ossificans (MO) in the superior anterolateral thigh of a young  soccer player is discussed. This case  demonstrates that MO can present without obvious history of trauma, which makes the diagnosis of this condition more challenging. The most important differential diagnosis is malignant osteosarcoma or soft-tissue sarcoma, which usually presents without trauma. Additionally both pathologies typically occur in the same population.


Keywords: case report, ossification, osteosarcoma

Published
2016-10-12
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-516X
print ISSN: 1015-5163