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Don’t be scared: insert a mesh!

AC Mefire
ML Guifo


Mesh repair is now the gold standard technique of repair on incisional hernias. Infection of the mesh is a challenging complication of this type of repair. The risk of mesh infection has been shown to be greater in case of complicated hernia. We present the case of a 64 years old female who presented with an incarcerated incisional hernia with bowel infarction. Treated with a non absorbable mesh repair, she developed mesh infection. The infection was successively treated with simple drainage. This case and review of relevant literature seem to be an indication that mesh repair could still be considered in cases of complicated hernia. Simple drainage usually helps manage the cases of mesh infection.

Key words: Mesh, hernia, abdomen, surgery, Cameroon

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