Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301696
  • Images in paediatrics

The danger of biopsy in fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

  1. Chao You1
  1. 1Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  2. 2Department of Hematology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  1. Correspondence to Chao You, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Department of Neurosurgery, No. 37 Guoxue Alley, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China; neuroswch{at}
  1. Contributors XZ and JW drafted this manuscript, and it was revised by CY. All authors have been part of the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.

  • Received 16 January 2012
  • Accepted 14 February 2012
  • Published Online First 23 March 2012

A 2-year-old girl presented with episodic soft tissue swellings for over a year and polyarticular stiffness for half a year. The swellings were painful and mainly involved her head, neck and back …

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