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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 22, Issue.: 4

Case Study

Thoracolumbar Paraspinal Heterotopic Ossification (H.O)


Mohammadreza Etemadifar1, Mohammad Hossein Jamalaldini1* and Rasoul layeghi1

1Department of Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

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(1) Mohammed Rachidi,Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases, French Polynesia, University Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France.


(1) Murat Demiro─člu, Istanbul Medeniyet Univ.,Turkey.

(2) Praveen Kumar Pandey, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India.

(3) Fernando Diaz Dilernia, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina,

(4) Jay R. Shapiro, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders Center, USA

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A rare disorder in the skeletal system is the fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP) that is a sever, disabling disease, autosomal dominant, occasionally sporadic, ectopic ossifying condition and involvement of the muscles together with malformation the great toe.

We report a case of the thoracolumbar heterotopic (H.O) in the 16 years Old Iranian female student. The patient presented with about a history of the back pain and restriction of the lumbar motion especially in the flexion and bilateral short hallux valgus.

This is the first report of an atruamatic thoracolumbar paraspinal H.O in the our center. We don’t the awareness from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

The understanding and awareness of the FOP is essential for the physicians according to the extra-skeletal heterotropic bone formation and the congenital hallux.

Keywords :

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive; heterotopic ossification; malform great toe.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/32285

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