European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck

, Volume 263, Issue 4, pp 331–335

Non-traumatic myositis ossificans in the paraspinal muscles

Authors

    • Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck SurgeryHôpital Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    • Department of AnatomyUniversity of Mons-Hainaut Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Catherine Blaivie
    • Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck SurgeryHôpital Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Marc Lemort
    • Department of RadiologyInstitut Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Gilbert Chantrain
    • Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck SurgeryHôpital Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles
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DOI: 10.1007/s00405-005-0997-z

Cite this article as:
Saussez, S., Blaivie, C., Lemort, M. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2006) 263: 331. doi:10.1007/s00405-005-0997-z

Abstract

Myositis ossificans circumscripta (MOC) is a benign condition of heterotopic bone formation that remains difficult to distinguish from soft-tissue and bone malignancies. We describe an unusual case of non-traumatic MOC in the cervical paraspinal muscle. The diagnosis could only be established after surgery and histological examination. We present a review of the literature on this subject and discuss some related features (radiological and histological).

Keywords

Myositis ossificansHead and neckSoft-tissue tumor

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