Heterotopic mesenteric and abdominal wall ossification
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Heterotopic ossification occurs when bone develops in tissues which usually don’t undergo ossification. Heterotopic mesenteric ossification, also known as intra-abdominal myositis ossificans, is a rare and benign form of ossification, usually related to previous abdominal surgery or trauma.We report two cases of heterotopic ossification both after multiple abdominal surgeries, with intraoperative findings of mesenteric and abdominal wall ossification. Histopathology revealed metaplastic bone deposition, without evidence of atypia or malignancy.This rare entity shares clinical and pathological characteristics of myositis ossificans. It is important to consider the differential diagnosis with sarcomas. In the cases described, the patients were proposed for elective surgery and this pathology was an incidental finding...

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