Hypertrophic ossification of abdominal incision
Hard midline mass
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Diffuse ossification along the line of anterior abdominal wall incision.
IVC filter is noted.
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%).