Non Traumatic Myositis Ossificans Mimicking a Malignant Neoplasm: A Case Report

Latifa Tahiri, Laila Chbani, Siham Tizniti, Abdelmajid Elmrini, Taoufik Harzy
2012 Open Journal of Radiology  
Myositis ossificans is a benign self limiting condition that usually related to trauma. Despite a clinically and histologically distinct entity, myositis ossificans still causes considerable difficulties in diagnosis. A 33-year-old Moroccan woman presented with a 2-month history of left inguinal inflammatory pain with limping gait, MRI examination suggested a malignant neoplasm such as soft tissue osteosarcoma. A diagnosis of myositis ossificans was made by incisional biopsy. Conservative
more » ... Conservative management with clinical and radiological follow up of 19 months confirm the diagnosis. The symptoms resolved within seven months. Myositis ossificans should be considered by clinicians as a possible diagnosis for a soft tissue lesion.
doi:10.4236/ojrad.2012.24019 fatcat:bmpsv2aqsnbozik2cmojrphune