Journal of Current Surgery, ISSN 1927-1298 print, 1927-1301 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 5, Number 2-3, September 2015, pages 171-174

Incidental Heterotopic Mesenteric Ossifications


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Ossified tissue found in its most common location, in the root of the mesentery.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Removed specimens of heterotopic mesenteric ossification.


Table 1. Summary of Reported Cases of Heterotopic Mesenteric Ossification
Total casesn = 44
  Abdominal wall9
Clinic historyn = 24
  Significant abdominal surgery18
  No previous surgery4
Presenting complicationn = 30
  Small bowel obstruction20
  Enterocutaneous fistula8