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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2017, Article ID 9307259, 4 pages
Case Report

A Unique Case of Melorheostosis Presenting with Two Radiologically Distinct Lesions in the Shoulder

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
2North West Deanery, Manchester, UK
3Department of Radiology, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK
4Musculoskeletal Science Research Group, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, Institute of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to Ahmed A. Elsheikh; ku.gro.srotcod@hkiehsle.demha

Received 16 April 2017; Accepted 26 September 2017; Published 6 November 2017

Academic Editor: Paul E. Di Cesare

Copyright © 2017 Ahmed A. Elsheikh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Melorheostosis is a rare, nonhereditary, benign, mesenchymal condition of unknown aetiology affecting the bones and surrounding tissues. A male patient complaining of left shoulder pain, swelling, and mildly limited range of motion has an exclusive combination of the classic dripping wax lesion in the scapula and the myositis ossificans-like lesion in the deltoid muscle; this combination is the first to be reported in the shoulder. Both lesions showed typical findings of melorheostosis in radiographs, CT, MRI, and bone scan. This case has a stationary course over the follow-up period, and no specific treatment is needed in due course.