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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan;38(1):69-72. English. Case Report.
Song JK , Hwang SM , Lim KR , Jung YH , Ahn SM .
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Good Moonhwa Hospital, Busan, Korea.

PURPOSE: Myositis ossificans is a benign condition of heterotopic bone formation that still requires more of its pathologic explanation. The lesions are localized predominantly to the high-risk sites of injury, involving flexor muscles of the upper limbs and thigh, but rarely in the head and neck area. METHODS: A case of a 44-year-old male patient presented with a palpable hard mass on nasal dorsum. The patient experienced a similar lesion on upper limb few years ago. On computed tomographic image, the lesion presented focal definite increase in opacity compatible to adjacent bone densitiy on nasal dorsum. RESULTS: The lesion was excised under open rhinoplasty incision. The pathologic report revealed focal bone formation and calcification within skeletal muscle. CONCLUSION: We describe a unique and only case of a myositis ossificans on nasal dorsum which is indifferent from previous concept.

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