An unusual case of lumbar paravertebral miositis ossificans mimicking muscular skeletal tumor

C. Zoccali, G. Chichierchia, R. Covello

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Abstract

Several lesions have clinical and radiological characteristics mimicking muscular skeletal tumor. Myositis ossificans usually presents a typical pattern making biopsy unnecessary; nevertheless, in rare cases, neoplasm must be ruled out. Biopsy is often sufficient to allow a diagnosis and a correct related treatment, but, unfortunately, sometimes it may lead to erroneous treatment. We report an unusual case of a lumbar paravertebral mass that had an MRI aspect similar to a chondrosarcoma, a histology pattern based on biopsy compatible with neurinoma and a definitive diagnosis of myosistis ossificans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalMusculoskeletal Surgery
Volume97
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Biopsy
Myositis Ossificans
Neoplasms
Chondrosarcoma
Neurilemmoma
Histology
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Neurinoma
  • Ossificans myositis
  • Paravertebral mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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An unusual case of lumbar paravertebral miositis ossificans mimicking muscular skeletal tumor. / Zoccali, C.; Chichierchia, G.; Covello, R.

In: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Vol. 97, No. 3, 12.2013, p. 251-253.

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