Solitary Bone Cyst Like Areas in Myositis Ossificans: A Breast Mass in a Child

Akatlı A. N., Uğuralp S., Alan S., Tasci A., Yildirim G.

FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15513815.2019.1693673
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Keywords: solitary bone cyst, breast, child, myositis ossificans, PRIMARY ANEURYSMAL CYST, SOFT-TISSUE
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Myositis ossificans is an extraosseous, benign tumor-like condition characterized by prominent heterotopic ossification. Cystic degeneration in myositis ossificans is an uncommon entity. Case report: A 13-year-old girl presented with a large and painful breast lump. Physical examination revealed a mobile, hard mass, clinically resembling a fibroadenoma. The mass was excised and diagnosed as myositis ossificans with central bone cyst like changes. Conclusion: Our case represents the first myositis ossificans case with central bone cyst like changes in a child.