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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 241-244

Chronic encysted giant seroma post-ventral hernia repair masquerading as peritoneal cyst and its laparo-seroscopic management: A case report and literature review


Division of Esophagogastric and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bhushan Chittawadagi
Division of Esophagogastric and Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital and Research Centre, Thiruvengadam Nagar, MGR Road, Perungudi, Chennai - 600 096, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_117_20

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Seroma formation is one the most common occurrence post-ventral hernia repair, with varied presentation from asymptomatic collection to infected collection to chronic collection, which may sometimes present as a diagnostic dilemma and therapeutic challenge. We report a case of giant abdominal swelling presenting as an encysted peritoneal cyst, which was ultimately found to be a chronic seroma and was managed successfully with combined laparo-seroscopic approach.






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