Focal myositis

Mark J. Kransdorf, H. Thomas Temple, Donald E. Sweet

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-287
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998


  • Dermatomyositis
  • Focal myositis
  • MRI
  • Polymyositis
  • Soft tissue tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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