Рентгенология & Радиология, 2015, LIV 113-116

Heterotopic abdominal ossification after posttraumatic resection of the coecum

B. Penev, G. Kirova, E. Ruskova, P. Karagyosov
Abstract.

Heterotopic bone formation within the abdominal cavity is a rare complication of the posttraumatic abdominal surgery. There are only few cases reported in the medical literature and most of them involve the mesentery or the abdominal wall. A case of 49y-old men is presented who developed intraabdominal heterotopic ossifications as a consequence of numeral exploratory laparotomies performed after a blunt abdominal trauma. The condition was detected during the follow-up MDCT 11 months later. The case is of interest because of the rarity of the condition nd the diffuse character of the calcifications in the abdominal tructures, which could pose some differential diagnostic
difficulties.

Key words: ECTOPIC BONE FORMATION. HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION. INTRAABDOMINAL OSSIFICATIONS. MESENTERIC OSSIFICATIONS. MYOSITIS OSSIFICANS