heteroplasia


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heteroplasia

[‚hed·ə·rō′plā·zhə]
(medicine)
The presence of a tissue in an abnormal location.
A process whereby tissues are displaced to or developed in locations foreign to their normal habitats.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(6,12) The congenital type is seen in rare syndromes, including congenital plaque-like osteomatosis, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, and osseous heteroplasia. (6) The more common acquired form usually occurs after musculoskeletal trauma (e.g., fracture, joint dislocation, or soft-tissue trauma) or orthopedic surgery (e.g., hip, knee, or shoulder arthroplasty).
Congenital (24) * three inherited diseases that are characterized by heterotopic bone formation (24) * these are: fibrousdysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP), progressive osseous heteroplasia (POH), and Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO) * although rare, they should be included in children presenting with myositis ossificans of an idiopathic nature.