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Bone metaplasia of the appendix presented with clinical and computed tomography signs of acute appendicitis managed with laparoscopic appendectomy


 Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Medical Centre; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Correspondence Address:
Jurij Janež,
Department of Abdominal Surgery, Universitiy Medical Centre, Zaloška cesta 7, Ljubljana 1525
Slovenia
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.jmas_91_22

PMID: 35915527

Bone metaplasia or heterotopic ossification of the appendix is an extremely rare condition, which is usually associated with mucinous appendiceal neoplasms. This case describes a young male patient, who presented to the surgical emergency department with clinical and computed tomography signs of acute appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed. The final histopathological examination revealed a bone metaplasia of the distal appendix, without any other associated appendiceal pathology. According to our knowledge and literature review, this is the first such case described in the English literature yet.


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