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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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume12
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1164-5
Number of pages2
ISSN0930-2794
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

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