Other Causes of Soft Tissue Ossification

  • J. M. Connor


This chapter considers several conditions in which soft tissue ossification can occur. Some are exceedingly rare; others, for example chronic venous insufficiency, are amongst the commonest causes of ectopic ossification. In most, the mechanism by which ectopic bone is stimulated is unknown and so the grouping in this chapter should not be misconstrued as suggesting a common pathogenetic mechanism, as has been implicated in the preceding chapter groupings.


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  • J. M. Connor
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  1. 1.Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical GeneticsYorkhill, GlasgowScotland

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