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Heterotopic bone formation within a missile track.
  1. M D Morasch,
  2. M Shoup,
  3. W J Marshall,
  4. K I Maull
  1. Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA.


    A case is presented which is thought to be the first described example of heterotopic ossification occurring within the path of a bullet. Although the information was not available from prior medical records, the bullet presumably passed though bone or periosteum, thereby seeding the permanent cavity and facilitating ossification within the surrounding muscle and soft tissue.

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