CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2012; 22(01): 35-39
DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.95402
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Myositis ossificans imaging: keys to successful diagnosis

Alexis Lacout
Centre d′imagerie Médicale, 47 Boulevard du Pont Rouge, 15000 AURILLAC, France
,
Mohamed Jarraya
Department of Radiology, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, 104 boulevard Raymond Poincaré, 92380 Garches, France
,
Pierre-Yves Marcy
Department of Head and Neck and Interventional Radiology, Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Research Institute, 33, Avenue Valombrose, 06189 Nice cedex1, France
,
Juliette Thariat
Department of Radiation Oncology, Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Research Institute, 33, Avenue Valombrose, 06189 Nice cedex1, France
,
Robert Yves Carlier
Department of Radiology, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Ile-de-France Ouest, 104 boulevard Raymond Poincaré, 92380 Garches, France
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Abstract

Myositis ossificans (MO) is an inflammatory pseudotumor of the muscle that may be mistaken clinically and even histologically for a malignant soft tissue tumor. The aim of this article is to report the imaging characteristics of MO, the emphasis being on the early diagnostic clues. USG can be used at an early stage to reveal the ′zone phenomenon,′ which is highly suggestive of MO. A short course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy may be an efficient treatment for early MO.



Publication History

Publication Date:
30 July 2021 (online)

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