Panniculitis ossificans in a patient with excessive push-ups: Imaging findings with histological correlation

Wei Chou Chang, Herng Sheng Lee, Yi Chih Hsu, Chian Her Lee, Guo Shu Huang

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Panniculitis ossificans arising symmetrically in the subcutaneous layer of both shoulders is rare. A case of a 27-year-old man with recent history of doing excessive push-ups is reported. According to the patient's statement, there is no notable history of alcoholism, major trauma, or injection of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Computed tomography of both shoulders showed multiple subcutaneous masses with calcified/ossified rims and central fatty content. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of panniculitis ossificans, showing subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with osteoid material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-949
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • computed tomography
  • panniculitis ossificans
  • push-ups

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  • Medicine(all)

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