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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

Panniculitis ossificans traumatica of the neck region: Report of a rare case in an unusual location

Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Areej M Al-Nemer
Department of Pathology, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 2208, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.149694

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Panniculitis ossificans is a rare, self-limiting form of heterotopic ossification that might involve the subcutis as a reaction to trauma. To the best of the author's knowledge, there is no published report in the English literature describing such a case in the neck region. Herein is a report of a 47-year-old male who presented with a well-circumscribed firm mass in the supraclavicular area, a location that led to clinical suspicion of lymphoma. Definite pathological diagnosis was made after excision and no further interventions were needed. Awareness of this pseudomalignant condition is crucial for the clinician, radiologist and pathologist to avoid a diagnosis of malignancy.

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