Myositis Ossificans in a West African Patient : Case Report

Myositis ossificans (MO), ectopic ossification, occurs in muscles and soft tissue including subcutaneous fat, tendons, and nerves. It occurs as a result of trauma, and affects more young people. We present a case of MO in a 55-year-old female, without any trauma occurring, admitted for painful tumefaction of thighs evolving since two years. The diagnosis of was performed by X-ray and CT scan which shows multiple muscular ossifications of the thighs and the right hip. The biopsy confirmed this diagnosis.

In the absence of trauma and according to the clinical context, imaging is a primary tool for the diagnosis of MO.


Houzou Prenam

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