Heterotopic bone formation within a missile track

Mark D. Morasch, Margaret Shoup, Wendy J. Marshall, Kimball I. Maull*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


  • Bullet wound
  • Heterotopic ossification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine


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