J Korean Med Sci.  2018 Feb;33(7):e62. 10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e62.

Heterotopic Ossification of the Xiphoid Process after Abdominal Surgery for Traumatic Hemoperitoneum

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea. jblee@cu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Heterotopic ossification of the xiphoid process is extremely rare, with only three cases previously reported. However, the surgical pathology for postoperative elongation of the xiphoid process after abdominal surgery has not yet been reported. We report a case of the postoperative elongation of the xiphoid process, 8 years after abdominal surgery for traumatic hemoperitoneum in a 53-year-old man. The patient underwent surgical excision of the elongated mass of the xiphoid process. Histopathology revealed multiple exostoses. Heterotopic ossification can occur after surgical trauma to soft or bone tissue. Surgical excision with primary closure is the treatment of choice for symptomatic heterotopic ossification.

Keyword

Xiphoid Bone; Exostoses; Traumatic Injury; Ossification; Heterotopic
Full Text Links
  • JKMS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2021 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr