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A rare cause of mechanical bowel obstruction: mesh migration

Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery | 13 Aug 2011

I Yilmaz, DO Karakaş, I Sucullu, Y Ozdemir and E Yucel
Abstract
The use of mesh has become the gold standard in hernia operations recently due to advantages such as lower recurrence rates, lower post-surgical pain and earlier return to work. Plug mesh application, first described by Robins and Rutkow [Robbins AW, Rutkow IM (1993) The mesh-plug hernioplasty. Surg Clin North Am 73:501-512], is a popular method of hernia repair. Although rare, there may be complications of surgery using plug mesh. This report presents a case of mechanic bowel obstruction due to mesh migration, 3 years after a left inguinal hernia repair with plug mesh method.
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Engineering, Gold, Herniorrhaphy, Hernias, Inguinal hernia, Bowel obstruction, Surgery, Hernia
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