Osseous Metaplasia in AdenocarcinomaCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Phiza Aggarwal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Level-3, Block-E, Government College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, UT, India.
Osseous Metaplasia (OM) or heterotopic ossification is a rare phenomenon with unknown aetiology that is characterised by the formation of mature bone elements in the stroma of different tumours. Awareness of this condition is important to avoid diagnostic confusion with carcinosarcoma and local bone invasions that have different lines of treatment and prognosis. Here, authors report two cases of heterotopic ossification in adenocarcinoma of sigmoid colon and lung and provide salient features that could help to detect the condition.
Heterotopic ossification, Malignancy, Tumor
Phiza Aggarwal, RPS Punia, Robin Kaushik, Manveen Kaur, Deepak Aggarwal. OSSEOUS METAPLASIA IN ADENOCARCINOMA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 December [cited: 2018 Dec 14 ]; 12:ED13-ED15. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 19, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Aug 02, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 05, 2018
Date of Publishing: Dec 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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