ABDOMINAL WALL - Calcified edge to incisional hernia

Specimen consists of an elongated segment of the scar tissue which has been sectioned longitudinally. Cutting of the specimen revealed dystrophic calcification.
The patient, a 64-year-old female, underwent laparotomy in 1983 for investigation of a possible CA colon. Following this surgical procedure she developed an incisional hernia, which became progressively hard. The calcified scar tissue was removed and the hernia successfully reduced.