July 1973

Heterotopic Ossification in Abdominal Operation Scars

Author Affiliations

Zerifin, Israel
From the Department of Urology and Medical Department A, Asaf Harofe Government Hospital, Tel-Aviv University Medical School, Zerifin, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):87-88. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190073020

Five cases of heterotopic ossification in surgical abdominal scars are described. No common etiologic factors were observed. Possible causative factors are discussed. Combined surgery and irradiation are proposed as treatment of choice in symptomatic cases.