Saudi Surgical Journal

: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98--100

Primary heterotopic mesenteric ossification

Raafat Alturfi, Mohammed Atallah 
 Department of Digestive Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Teaching Hospital, Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raafat Alturfi
Department of Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hematology Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 15200, AL-Yarmouk, Medical City, Baghdad

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the presence of bone in nonossifying tissue. Mesenteric HO usually results from previous abdominal trauma or surgery. This is a case report of 87-year-old lady who presented with subacute intestinal obstruction, she had neither previous history of abdominal trauma nor surgery. On exploration, there was spiral ossified tissue trapping small bowel that was removed and the condition resolved completely. As long as to our knowledge, this is the first reported case of intra-abdominal Heterotopic ossification without previous cause in English articles. HO should keep in mind in any ossified peritoneal lesion even without previous surgery or trauma.

How to cite this article:
Alturfi R, Atallah M. Primary heterotopic mesenteric ossification.Saudi Surg J 2020;8:98-100

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Alturfi R, Atallah M. Primary heterotopic mesenteric ossification. Saudi Surg J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];8:98-100
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