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Proliferating myositis and proliferating fasciitis: benign lesions often misdiagnosed as sarcomas

Authors:

MMA Jayawickrama ,

Pathologist, Provincial Hospital Ratnapura, LK
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HRRG Jayasekara,

Surgeon, Provincial Hospital Ratnapura, LK
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MVC de Silva

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka., LK
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Abstract

Proliferative myositis and proliferative fasciitis are benign lesions that are often misdiagnosed as sarcomas, leading to unnecessary mutilating surgery and chemotherapy. We report two such initially misdiagnosed cases.

Key words: Clinical features; immunohistochemistry; histology

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1412

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.50(4) 2005: 169-170

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1412
How to Cite: Jayawickrama, M., Jayasekara, H. and de Silva, M., 2009. Proliferating myositis and proliferating fasciitis: benign lesions often misdiagnosed as sarcomas. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(4), pp.169–170. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i4.1412
Published on 09 Dec 2009.
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