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January 1925

A STUDY OF AN UNUSUAL CASE OF MYOSITIS OSSIFICANS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Ayer Clinical Laboratory, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Surg. 1925;10(1):185-195. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1925.01120100197006
Abstract

The following diagnostic study of a case of myositis ossificans of the lower leg has proved to be one in which the application of a definite classification has been difficult. Clinical and roentgenologic observations of the case covering a period of four years were made, but the opinions of those associated with these studies diverged rather widely, and the case was placed in a definite category only after final gross and microscopic pathologic studies could be added to the foregoing. However, although the case has been classified as one of ossifying myositis, many features that seem to represent dual or overlapping tendencies still persist, and one is confronted by the problem of explaining the relationship between two apparently distinct processes occurring at different intervals in the course of our study of the patient. Unquestionably, the borderline or overlapping diagnosis is sometimes quite unsatisfactory and frequently annoying to the clinician, who

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