Heterotopic mesenteric ossification is a rare disorder. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature, associated with previous abdominal surgery or trauma. We report a case of heterotopic mesenteric ossification leading to abdominal sepsis, after abdominal operation for recurrent gastric bleeding, due to gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), otherwise called "watermelon stomach", another rare disorder.


Heterotropic ossification, watermelon stomach, gastric antral vascular ectasia, GAVE disease