Hypertrophic ossification of abdominal incision

Case contributed by Dr Muneesh Sharma


hard midline mass

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female


Case Discussion

Postoperative CT of a patient who underwent abdominal incision, recording the presence of ossification, it is a self limiting process, though some do follow up imaging do demonstrate change in size as well.

Heterotopic ossifications is common (about 25%) mostly following anterior abdominal wall incisions (midline linea alba 75%) (upper incisions 77%).

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Case information

rID: 14063
Case created: 20th Jun 2011
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
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