Incidental Heterotopic Mesenteric Ossifications

Beshoy Nashed, Wesley High, Syed Zubair Tahir, Christopher Quijano, Shea Jones


Very few cases of heterotopic mesenteric ossification (HMO) have been reported in literature. This benign growth of bony tissue in the mesentery of the small or large bowel appears to follow repetitive or severe abdominal injuries. This is a case of a 24-year-old male who developed HMO after multiple surgeries following complications of a diverticular abscess.

J Curr Surg. 2015;5(2-3):171-174


Mesenteric heterotopic ossifications; Mesenteric bones; Bowel obstruction; Exploratory laparotomy; Multiple abdominal surgeries; Abdominal trauma; Bones

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