TABLE 2.

Frequency of the More Common Incorrect Diagnoses Given to 138 Patients With FOP

DiagnosisNo. Given the Diagnosis
Cancer32
Fibromatosis*19
Bunions (or hallux valgus)9
Injuries attributable to trauma or overuse7
Myositis (including myositis ossificans)6
Calcified hematoma6
Arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis)5
Craniofascitis4
Exostoses4
Ankylosing spondylitis3
Neurofibromatosis3
Poliomyelitis3
Scleroderma3
  • Thirty-four other diagnoses were given to 1 or 2 patients each.

  • * Including aggressive fibromatosis and desmoid tumors.