Heterotopic ossification of midline abdominal incisions: CT and MR imaging findings.

@article{Jacobs1996HeterotopicOO,
  title={Heterotopic ossification of midline abdominal incisions: CT and MR imaging findings.},
  author={Joshua Jacobs and Bernard A. Birnbaum and Evan S. Siegelman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1996},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={579-84}
}
OBJECTIVE Heterotopic ossification of a midline surgical incision in a form of myositis ossificans traumatica in which osseous, cartilaginous, and, occasionally, myelogenous elements develop within an abdominal wound. When large amounts of internal ossification are present, the scar may demonstrate a complex radiologic appearance and potentially may be misinterpreted as a retained foreign body or incisional neoplastic recurrence. This report describes the CT and MR imaging findings of this… CONTINUE READING

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