Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Author : M Mahmood, Haider


HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL

Issam Merdan; Haider M Mahmood

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2015, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 98-100
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2015.102902

Heterotopic ossification is a rare and benign condition which occurs when bone develops in tissues that do not normally ossify.
We report a 53-year-old man who underwent laparotomy for recurrent pyloric obstruction. A segment of abnormal hard tissue was found in the abdominal wall and so was excised. Histopathology revealed metaplastic bone deposition.
Heterotopic ossification may occur at various sites and is a recognized but infrequent sequela of abdominal surgery. This case highlights clinical, aetiological and histopathological features of this rare finding.