Myositis ossificans (MO) is a heterotopic bone formation in soft tissues, usually caused by traumas or neuropathies. Although the aetiology remains unclear, MO is supposed to be an osteoblast metaplasia with a benign and self-limiting course. Remarkably, at onset MO can be clinically, radiologically and histologically indistinguishable to soft tissue malignancies, especially in cases lacking a history of trauma, leading to misdiagnoses and improper treatments.

Myositis ossificans mimicking sarcoma: a not so rare bioptic diagnostic pitfall

Cortellazzo Wiel, Luisa;Trevisan, Matteo
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Rabusin, Marco;Barbi, Egidio
2020-01-01

Abstract

Myositis ossificans (MO) is a heterotopic bone formation in soft tissues, usually caused by traumas or neuropathies. Although the aetiology remains unclear, MO is supposed to be an osteoblast metaplasia with a benign and self-limiting course. Remarkably, at onset MO can be clinically, radiologically and histologically indistinguishable to soft tissue malignancies, especially in cases lacking a history of trauma, leading to misdiagnoses and improper treatments.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7395381/
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