A heterotopic ossification related to temporary placement of a skull bone flap

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✓The authors report on a 19-year-old man who sustained a traumatic brain injury. Following decompressive craniotomy, he suffered from an unusual heterotopic ossification due to the temporary placement of the skull bone flap in his thigh. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first time that a possible causal relationship between these entities has been reported in the literature.

Abbreviations used in this paper: HO = heterotopic ossification; TBI = traumatic brain injury.

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Address correspondence to:İsmail Safaz, M.D., TSK Rehabilitasyon ve Bakim Merkezi Lojmanlari, V-3/17 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey. email: safazi@yahoo.com.

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    Anteroposterior x-ray study of the left femur demonstrating the HO near the proximal femoral shaft and the subcutaneous skull bone flap laterally and distally.

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    Anteroposterior x-ray film of the left hip demonstrating a severe HO both proximal and distal to the joint without the skull bone flap.

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