Hypertrophic ossification of abdominal incision

Case contributed by Dr Muneesh Sharma


Hard midline mass

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Diffuse ossification along the line of anterior abdominal wall incision.

IVC filter is noted.

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 to demonstrate change in size as well.

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

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Case information

rID: 14063
Published: 20th Jun 2011
Last edited: 26th Jun 2021
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