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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 194-197

Heterotopic mesenteric ossification

1 Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Roshan Rajan
Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_46_22

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Heterotopic calcification has been previously noted in healed laparotomy scars, within the peritoneum and is extremely rare. Heterotopic mesenteric ossification (HMO) is a rare disease that refers to intra-abdominal calcification of unknown aetiology, involving the mesentery. They can lead to serious complications such as enterocutaneous fistulations, intestinal obstruction, perforation and recurrent sepsis. We report a case of 26-year-old who presented with recurrent intra-abdominal collection, following an operation for blunt trauma abdomen, and was found to have HMO. He underwent exploratory laparotomy, and multiple intrabdominal new bone formations were observed, especially over the small bowel mesentery.

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