THE MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL
Print Topic

Sections

Chapters

Myositis Ossificans in Doberman Pinschers

-
-

Myositis ossificans is an idiopathic non-neoplastic form of heterotopic ossification of fibrous connective tissue and muscle that frequently affects tissues near the hip joint in Doberman Pinschers. It may be related to a bleeding disorder (von Willebrand disease) in these dogs. Surgical resection of the mineralized mass is usually rewarding.

Last full review/revision May 2013 by Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS

Copyright     © 2009-2015 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A.    Privacy    Terms of Use    Permissions