Heterotopic calcification in abdominal wounds.

  title={Heterotopic calcification in abdominal wounds.},
  author={Michael J. Reardon and Areti K Tillou and Dina R. Mody and Patrick R. Reardon},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={173 2},
BACKGROUND Heterotopic bone formation in abdominal incisions is a recognized but uncommon sequela of abdominal surgery. The condition of heterotopic bone formation in the abdominal scar may not only cause physical and/or emotional discomfort for the patient but also mimic a retained foreign body or recurrence of a malignant condition. All cases of two surgeons representing a wide variety of general and thoracic surgery were reviewed, and three primary cases and one recurrent case of heterotopic… CONTINUE READING


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