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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2019 Aug;25(5):531-534. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2018.44014.

Heterotopic mesenteric and omental ossification incidentally found in a patient with multiple abdominal surgical operations because of gunshot injury.

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Department of General Surgery, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara-Turkey.

Abstract

Heterotopic mesenteric and/or omental ossification is an uncommon bone-like lesion located inside the abdominal cavity. Its etiology is unclear, but most of the patients with this rare disease had a history of a blunt or penetrating abdominal trauma or multiple surgical operations owing to surgical complications. Heterotopic mesenteric and/or omental ossification may be asymptomatic or may present with symptoms of bowel obstruction or cause a severe complication, such as bowel perforation. Due to its rarity, intra-abdominal ossification may sometimes be overlooked or misdiagnosed. However, the surgeon should be aware of this unusual condition, particularly in patients with a previous surgical history. In this study, we present a case of heterotopic mesenteric and omental ossification incidentally found in a 41-year-old man with multiple abdominal surgical operations because of a gunshot injury.

PMID:
31475326
DOI:
10.5505/tjtes.2018.44014
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