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Myositis Ossificans Circumscripta: A Case Report

Neyaz Osama, Ghosal Vasundhara, Jhalani Rakesh, Ballav Ambar, Keshkar Sanjay

Citation Information : Osama N, Vasundhara G, Rakesh J, Ambar B, Sanjay K. Myositis Ossificans Circumscripta: A Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2013; 24 (3):70-72.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-24-3-70

Published Online: 01-09-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



Myositis ossificans circumscripta (MOC) is a form of heterotopic ossification (HO) that is benign in nature but may appear clinically and radiologically as a malignant neoplasm. A 26 years old male patient of traumatic spastic paraplegia, secondary to compression fracture of D8-D10 vertebra presented with severe LBP, more around right buttock with hip movement. During investigations, the presence of large heterotopic ossification mass was noted on rightside of pelvis. Diagnosis was confirmed by blood investigations, x-rays, MRI. Malignancy was excluded by bone biopsy. Case was managed conservatively, the orthosis was changed. Patient was discharged in early July 2012 with significant improvement in pain (VAS-1) and ROM of hip with proper counselling to patient, care-givers and necessary advice for resettlement.

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