Infection of laparoscopically inserted inguinal hernia repair mesh following subsequent emergency open surgery: a report of two cases.
We present two cases of laparoscopically inserted mesh for inguinal hernia repair that became infected following emergency open bowel surgery. We believe that there is an increased risk of infection due to the larger size of mesh used in the laparoscopic repair but also due to the patient not volunteering the information because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure.
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 94:1 2012 Jan pg e3-4
MeSHAged, 80 and over
Surgical Wound Infection
Pub Type(s)Case Reports