Dermatomyositis and calcific myonecrosis in the leg: Ultrasound as an aid in management

Richard Batz, Carolyn M. Sofka, Ronald S. Adler, Douglas N. Mintz, Edward DiCarlo

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Calcific myonecrosis, often reported in the setting of prior trauma or compartment syndrome, has traditionally been treated with surgical debridement; however, these cases are often complicated by poor wound closure and poor healing. Serial percutaneous aspirations, instead, have been proposed as an alternative treatment option. This is the first report, to our knowledge, of the use of ultrasound guidance in the aspiration of calcific myonecrosis as an aid in management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006


  • Aspiration
  • Calcific myonecrosis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Leg
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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