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Myositis Ossificans – A Case Report

Dhaka Medical College Teachers' Association
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  • Radiology
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Autosomal Dominant
  • Medicine


Myositis Ossificans is classified into three types: progressive, post traumatic and paraplegic. The progressive form, myositis ossoificans congenita, is a hereditary disease which is usually autosomal dominant or an isolated mutation and more common in boys. Post-traumatic myositis is found following massive trauma and paraplegic myositis occurs below the level of paralysis. Here, a heterotopic bone formation is evident in the muscle or soft tissue, which can occur almost anywhere in the body. An incidental case of myositis ossificans was found in the Department of Radiology & Imaging, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka in March, 2009. A male patient of 22 years of age was sent for radiological investigations from the medicine out patient department (MOPD) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka having complaints of backache and pain in the neck and chest. He was diagnosed as a case of myositis ossificans after the radiological report. It was an incidental finding having no history of trauma or familial predisposition. This case is presented for journal record and academic interest. Key words: Myositis Ossificans; autosomal dominant. DOI: 10.3329/jdmc.v18i1.6312 J Dhaka Med Coll. 2008; 18(1) : 79-81

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