Osseous Metaplasia in Rectal and Appendicular Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma?

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Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2013,2,1,13-14.
Published:January 2013
Type:Case Report

Osseous Metaplasia in Rectal and Appendicular Carcinoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma?

Momin Yasmin A, Agale Shubhangi V, Ansari Sameer A.H., Ghodke Bharat A

Pathology, Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai

Abstract:

Heterotopic bone formation also known as osseous metaplasia is an uncommon finding in benign and malignant gastrointestinal tumors. It has been described in adenocarcinoma lung, carcinoma breast, thyroid, parotid and pancreas. The overall incidence is approximately 0.4% as suggested by Dukes. We present two cases of rectal and appendicular mucinous adenocarcinoma with osseous metaplasia.