Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40--41

Mesh erosion after laparoscopic posterior rectopexy: A rare complication

Mittu J Mathew, Amit K Parmar, Prasanna K Reddy 
 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Hospital, 21 Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Prasanna K Reddy
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Hospital, 21 Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
India

Laparoscopic posterior mesh rectopexy (LPMR) is now an accepted surgical treatment for complete rectal prolapse. It is associated with complications such as partial mucosal prolapse, fecal impaction, constipation, and rarely recurrence. Erosion of the mesh into the rectum after LPMR is very rare. We report herein the case of 40-year-old man who presented with mesh erosion into the rectum and managed successfully by the laparoscopic excision of mesh. This is probably the first such case managed by the laparoscopic approach.


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Mathew MJ, Parmar AK, Reddy PK. Mesh erosion after laparoscopic posterior rectopexy: A rare complication.J Min Access Surg 2014;10:40-41


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Mathew MJ, Parmar AK, Reddy PK. Mesh erosion after laparoscopic posterior rectopexy: A rare complication. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];10:40-41
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