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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 228-230

Transrectal penetration of mesh after endoscopic inguinal hernia repair: An unusual delayed complication complication: A case report


Department of Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Harvinder Singh Pahwa
Department of Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Chowk, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_23_21

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The majority of inguinal hernia repairs today, open or laparoscopic, are performed with mesh tension-free repair. The introduction of mesh, though beneficial, posed a new set of post-operative problems related with the mesh, and mesh migration or penetration is one of the most unusual ones with considerable morbidity. Mesh migration following laparoscopic repair is rare, and only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature. Here we present the first ever case report of mesh migration and penetration through rectum developing after two years post-operatively. The mesh was removed and the patient was discharged in a stable condition.


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