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Chirurg. 2002 Oct;73(10):1063-6.

[Focal myositis--an indication for surgery? A case report].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Klinikum Augsburg, Germany.


This case report describes focal myositis, a rare inflammatory pseudotumorous disease previously not mentioned in the surgical literature. Most often a single muscle of the upper or lower extremity is affected. Usually the diagnostic process and treatment require a long time. We present a useful diagnostic cascade and a surgical therapy, which allows the histological differentiation between malignant and inflammatory disease. Even after partial resection of the tumor, the prognosis of focal myositis is excellent.

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