Volume : 5
Issue : 3
Heterotopic ossification of muscles and soft tissues-Pictorial Atlas
Pdf Page Numbers :- 88-97
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*Corresponding author: Prof. Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 17 March 2017; Revised 22 May 2017; Accepted 10 June 2017; Published 17 June 2017
Citation: Kakarla S. Heterotopic ossification of muscles and soft tissues-Pictorial Atlas. J Med Sci Res. 2017; 5(3):88-97. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2017/5-17
Copyright: © 2017 Kakarla S. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Heterotopic ossification is the latest terminology for myositis ossificans as there is no inflammation in the muscle nor it is ossification all the time. A better term proposed is heterotopic mineralisation. The patho-physiology is vague. The differential diagnosis between various soft tissue calcifications and heterotopic ossifications is discussed exhaustively with the help of several illustrations. Imaging findings with emphasis on conventional radiology with its characteristic appearances are described.
Keywords: heterotopic ossification; myositis ossificans; soft-tissue calcifications; imageological methods; differential diagnosis