Ozan Akıncı1, Fadime Kutluk1, Selçuk Cin2, Süphan Ertürk10000-0002-4432-1274), Serdar Yüceyar1, Asiye Perek1

1Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey


Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a bone formation in a tissue 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 process of abdominal incisions in the midline. The aim of this study is to present a case of a 63-year-old male patient with the complaints of induration and pain on the region of his previous incision through which he had been operated for achalasia. HO is also discussed in the light of the current literature.

Keywords: Heterotopic, ossification, abdominal incision

Cite this article as: Akıncı O, Kutluk F, Cin S, Ertürk S, Yüceyar S, Perek A. Heterotopic ossification of the anterior abdominal wall. Turk J Surg 2022; 38 (2): 208-210.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - S.E., O.A.; Design - S.E., S.Y.; Supervision - S.E., S.Y., A.P.; Materials - F.K., S.C., O.A.; Data Collection and/or Processing - F.K., S.C.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.E., A.P.; Literature Search - O.A., S.E.; Writing Manuscript - O.A., S.E.; Critical Reviews - S.Y., S.E., A.P.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.