A young athlete with myositis ossificans of the neck presenting as a soft-tissue tumour

Citation
I. Dudkiewicz et al., A young athlete with myositis ossificans of the neck presenting as a soft-tissue tumour, ARCH ORTHOP, 121(4), 2001, pp. 234-237
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
121
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
234 - 237
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200103)121:4<234:AYAWMO>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
Myositis ossificans is usually the result of direct injury to a muscle and is a self-limiting disease. It may present as a soft-tissue mass with a bro ad differential diagnosis, including highly malignant tumours, such as soft -tissue sarcomas. Many theories can be found concerning the aetiology of my ositis ossificans, but minor or major traumas are considered to be the most common cause. A unique case of myositis ossificans of the neck in a 17-yea r-old professional, female, ground gymnast, who presented initially with a soft-tissue tumour, was treated successfully. The main differential diagnos is is presented along with typical radiographic features on conventional ra diography, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and typi cal pathological appearance, such as the pathognomonic "zoning phenomenon". Myositis ossificans should be added to the differential diagnosis of every young patient who engages in sport and presents with a soft-tissue mass. C areful padding of the area and teaching the rolling technique to avoid repe ated injuries to the neck can prevent recurrence.