Imaging features of heterotopic mesenteric ossification: A case report and literature review

Hung Wen Kao, Chang Hsien Liou, Wei Chou Chang, Chih Yung Yu, Cheng Yu Chen

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Abstract

Heterotopic mesenteric ossification is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of heterotopic mesenteric ossification in a 60-year-old man who underwent a Hartmann procedure with ileostomy for treatment of diverticulitis spanning the descending and sigmoid colon about 2 months ago. Imaging studies of the abdomen, including roentgenography, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) revealed diffuse curvilinear high densities with mature trabecular texture dispersing within the mesentery. The patient underwent a laparotomy with partial resection of the lesions. Heterotopic mesenteric ossification was diagnosed by pathologic examination. The characteristic imaging features of this rare entity were discussed and literature was reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Mesentery, CT
  • Mesentery, disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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