Heterotopic ossification of the anterior abdominal wall
Ozan Akıncı1, Fadime Kutluk1, Selçuk Cin2, Süphan Ertürk1, Serdar Yüceyar1, Asiye Perek1
1Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
Heterotopic ossification is the formation of bone tissues in areas other than the skeletal system. It is more often seen as a complication of orthopedic surgery; however, it is a pathological condition that might be observed during the healing of abdominal incisions in the midline. The aim of this study is to present a case of a 63-year-old male patient with complaints of induration and pain on the region of his previous incision through which he had been operated for achalasia. Heterotopic ossification has also been discussed in the light of the current literature.
Keywords: Abdominal incision, bone formation, heterotopic ossification
Cite this paper as: Akıncı A, Kutluk F, Cin S, Ertürk S, Yüceyar S, Perek A. Heterotopic ossification of the anterior abdominal wall. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4008.
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this study.
Concept - O.A., F.K., S.E.; Design - O.A., S.E.; Supervision - S.E., S.Y., A.P.; Resource - O.A., F.K., S.C.; Materials - F.K., S.C., S.E.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.A., F.K., S.C.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.E., S.Y., A.P.; Literature Search - O.A., F.K., S.E.; Writing Manuscript - O.A., S.E.; Critical Reviews - S.E., S.Y., A.P.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.