Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032

 

Ozan Akıncı1, Fadime Kutluk1, Selçuk Cin2, Süphan Ertürk1, Serdar Yüceyar1, Asiye Perek1

1Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Abdominal incision, bone formation, heterotopic ossification

Abstract

Heterotopic ossification is the formation of bone tissues in areas other than the skeletal system. It is more often seen as a complication of orthopedic surgery; however, it is a pathological condition that might be observed during the healing of abdominal incisions in the midline. The aim of this study is to present a case of a 63-year-old male patient with complaints of induration and pain on the region of his previous incision through which he had been operated for achalasia. Heterotopic ossification has also been discussed in the light of the current literature.

Cite this paper as: Akıncı A, Kutluk F, Cin S, Ertürk S, Yüceyar S, Perek A. Heterotopic ossification of the anterior abdominal wall. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4008.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - O.A., F.K., S.E.; Design - O.A., S.E.; Supervision - S.E., S.Y., A.P.; Resource - O.A., F.K., S.C.; Materials - F.K., S.C., S.E.; Data Collection and/or Processing - O.A., F.K., S.C.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.E., S.Y., A.P.; Literature Search - O.A., F.K., S.E.; Writing Manuscript - O.A., S.E.; Critical Reviews - S.E., S.Y., A.P.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.