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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Necrotizing fasciitis following laparoscopic total extra peritoneal repair of left inguinal hernia

Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Correspondence Address:
Vishwanath Golash
Sultan Qaboos Hospital, P. O. Box No. 98, Salalah, 211, Sultanate of Oman

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.30683

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There are rare reports of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) following laparoscopic surgery. The clinical presentation of this condition may be delayed due to non-specific symptoms and sign. The diagnosis is essentially clinical and early recognition is crucial in the management. We present a case of NF of the lower abdominal wall extending to thigh, scrotum and perianal area following the laparoscopic extraperitoneal repair of left inguinal hernia managed with extensive debridment, removal of mesh, antibiotic, and skin grafting. He was seen 6 months after his surgeries and had no disability. The extensive search on Medline, Medscape, and Google engine revealed only one case report of NF following laparoscopic total extraperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia that died and this is the second case report and the only surviving one.


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