Late mesh rejection as a complication to transabdominal preperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair

C Hofbauer, P V Andersen, P Juul, N Qvist

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Abstrakt

BACKGROUND:
The use of a mesh in transabdominal preperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair (TAPP) caries the risk of late rejection or infectious complications related to the mesh. The aim of this study was to describe the extent of these complications.
METHODS:
We performed a retrospective study of 500 consecutive patients with TAPP for inguinal hernia.
RESULTS:
Late mesh rejection was observed in three patients at 5-19 months after surgery. The mesh was removed via a suprapubic midline incision. At 3-4 month's follow-up, none of the patients had recurrence of the hernia, even though no hernia repair had been done.
CONCLUSION:
Late mesh rejection is a potential complication of TAPP and has to be considered when choosing the surgical method of hernia repair.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSurgical Endoscopy
Vol/bind12
Udgave nummer9
Sider (fra-til)1164-5
Antal sider2
ISSN0930-2794
StatusUdgivet - sep. 1998

Emneord

  • Adult
  • Foreign-Body Reaction
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polypropylenes
  • Surgical Mesh

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