Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V08170634
Heterotopic ossification in a midline incision
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of bone outside the skeletal system. It is a well-known complication in orthopaedic surgery but is infrequently reported in abdominal surgery. HO can be asymptomatic or cause chronic pain but can also cause complications during later surgery. In this case report we present a 54-year-old male with an HO in a midline incision following surgery 20 years earlier.