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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Feb;42(1):55-59. English. Case Report.
Adebayo ET , Ayuba GI , Ajike SO , Fomete B .
Army Dental Centre, Military Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.
Department of Pathology, 44 Nigeria Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Department of Dental Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University, Shika-Zaria, Nigeria.

The two main forms of myositis ossificans are congenital and acquired. Either form is rare in the head and neck region. The acquired form is often due to trauma, with bullying as a fairly common cause. This report of myositis ossificans of the platysma in an 11-year-old female patient emphasizes the need for a high index of suspicion in unexplainable facial swellings in children and the benefit of modern investigative modalities in their management.

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