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myositis ossificans circumscripta

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Definition: Myositis ossificans circumscripta is a benign lesion characterized by focal heterotopic soft tissue ossification, occurring in young people generally after localized trauma. Clinical and radiological appearances may mimic a sarcomatous neoplastic process.

References

- Myositis ossificans circumscripta: a complication of tetanus. Asa DK, Bertorini TE, Pinals RS. Am J Med Sci. 1986 Jul;292(1):40-3. PMID: #3717203#