Circumscribed myositis ossificans of the masseter muscle: report of a case

Piombino, P. and Dell'Aversana Orabona, G. and Abbate, V. and Fini, G. and Liberatore, G.M. and Mici, E. and Belli, E. (2013) Circumscribed myositis ossificans of the masseter muscle: report of a case. Il giornale di chirurgia, 34 (9/10). pp. 271-274. ISSN 1971-145X

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Myositis Ossificans (MO) is an unusual pathological entity still largely unknown, characterized by dystrophic calcification leading to heterotopic ossification of intramuscular connective tissue. The masticatory muscles are exceptionally involved. Four distinct types of myositis ossificans have been described: MO Progressiva, which is a genetic disorder involving several muscular groups; MO Circumscripta, limited to a single muscle and generally due to calcification of an intramuscular haematoma following severe trauma and progressive ossification; MO Pseudo-malignant limited to soft tissue and not associated to any trauma; MO associated to paraplegia. A case of circumscribed myositis ossificans of the masseter muscle in a 62 years-old woma is reportedn.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Myositis ossificans, Circumscribed Myositis Ossificans, Masseter muscle
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 08:45

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