Fasciitis ossificans with a radial neuropathy: a benign differential diagnosis for soft tissue sarcoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A soft tissue mass with an associated neuropathy suggests a malignancy with nerve compression or infiltration. However, there are benign diagnoses to consider. We report a case of an axillary mass with a radial nerve neuropathy, initially suspected to be a soft tissue sarcoma. The final diagnosis was fasciitis ossificans. This is the first such reported case. The presence of severe pain and tenderness suggested an inflammatory process. Fasciitis ossificans is a rare form of heterotopic bone formation, commonly presenting with signs of local inflammation or pain.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rozen, WM; Galloway, S; Salinas, C; Allen, P; Schlicht, S; Mann, GB

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 391 - 394

PubMed ID

  • 17240146

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0967-5868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jocn.2006.01.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland