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Chirurgia 2005 June;18(3):111-4

language: Italian

Complication in day surgery hernia repair using mesh

Cavallaro A., Lauretta A., Pennisi S., Lizzio A., Cavallaro V.


Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world. The complications are generally minor and self-limited. Mesh and plugs used both in open and laparoscopic heriniorraphy often involve productive phlogosis against extraneous body. Protracted Host-prosthesis interaction may cause aseptic and infectious phlogosis, abscesses, fistulas, adhereces, prosthesis migration, superficial wound infections, and occasionally phlogistic pain in the groin and scrotum. We evaluated our result in hernia repair with mesh and or plugs in a retrospective study with special attention to complication caused by the approach. We operated on 212 hernias with prosthesic approach. We experienced only 5 cases of phlogistic complications. Only two cases required prosthesis removal. One aged (80 years old) patient in bad general condition, died after generalized toxaemia, renal failure, and cardiorespiratory lack.

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