A muscular lesion suggestive of focal myositis in a child with Proteus syndrome

Brett M. Andres, Edward F. McCarthy, Frank J. Frassica

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Abstract

Proteus syndrome is a polymorphic hamartomatous disorder associated with a broad spectrum of rare congenital malformations. Many neoplasms have been linked to this condition, including lipomas, lymphangiomas, and hemangiomas. The authors describe a case of a congenital muscular lesion in a child with Proteus syndrome. This mass was painless but was growing out of proportion to her leg musculature. A magnetic resonance imaging scan and incisional biopsy showed findings consistent with focal myositis. The clinical, radiographic, and histologic characteristics of this previously undescribed lesion are discussed, with a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number404
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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