Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

UNUSUAL CASE
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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139--142

Mesh erosion into urinary bladder following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

Arjun Singh Sandhu1, Ameet Kumar2, Bharath N Kumar1 
1 Department of Urology, Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgery, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Ameet Kumar
Department of Surgery, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore - 560 007, Karnataka
India

Along with advantages, evolving surgical techniques bring unique complications. A young male developed urinary symptoms a few months after undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. On evaluation, mesh erosion into the urinary bladder was found. Removal of mesh with repair of bladder was done. A vesico-cutaneous fistula resulted which was managed with repeat surgery. We review all such cases reported in literature; discuss the etiopathogenesis, presentation, management and possible preventive measures. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the 12th case being reported.


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Sandhu AS, Kumar A, Kumar BN. Mesh erosion into urinary bladder following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.J Min Access Surg 2017;13:139-142


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Sandhu AS, Kumar A, Kumar BN. Mesh erosion into urinary bladder following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 16 ];13:139-142
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