Focal myositis is a pseudotumor of soft tissue that typically occurs in the deep soft tissue of the extremities, and is a relatively rare lesion. There is a wide clinical spectrum, with approximately one-third of patients with focal myositis subsequently developing polymyositis, and clinical symptoms of generalized weakness, fever, myalgia, and weight loss, with elevation of creatine phosphokinase. We report the case of a patient with focal myositis who subsequently developed myositis ossificans-like features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - May 1998|
- Focal myositis
- Soft tissue tumors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging