Fine-needle aspiration cytology of myositis ossificans: a case report

Diagn Cytopathol. 1994;10(1):41-3. doi: 10.1002/dc.2840100111.


This report describes the cytological findings of a case of myositis ossificans in a 16-yr-old girl. Clinically and radiologically she was suspected to have a malignant soft tissue tumor. This was not confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and a diagnosis of benign lesion, probably myositis, was given. This diagnosis was confirmed by histological examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Biopsy, Needle / methods
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myositis Ossificans / pathology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*