Heterotopic ossification of a midline abdominal incision
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
A 49-year-old man underwent computed tomography (CT) as part of routine follow-up after a left nephrectomy performed 2 years previously for renal-cell carcinoma. A healed vertical midline incision in the upper abdomen was found during a physical examination. CT of the abdomen revealed a vertically oriented, linear, calcified lesion in the incision scar on the anterior abdominal wall (Panel A, arrow), extending from the immediate subxiphoid region (Panels B and C, top arrow) to the umbilical region (Panels B and C, bottom arrow). This finding was consistent with heterotopic ossification, a subtype of myositis ossificans traumatica. Histologic evidence of osseous, cartilaginous and occasionally myelogenous elements distinguishes this entity from dystrophic calcification...

http://bit.ly/2tInT3J
Like
Comment
Share