Gas gangrene of the abdominal wall due to late-onset enteric fistula after polyester mesh repair of an incisional hernia

Department A of General Surgery, Charles Nicole Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.
Hernia (Impact Factor: 2.09). 10/2010; 16(2):215-7. DOI: 10.1007/s10029-010-0734-4
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ABSTRACT The occurrence of enteric fistulae after wall repair using a prosthetic mesh is a serious but, fortunately, rare complication. We report the case of a 66-year-old diabetic man who presented with gas gangrene of the abdominal wall due to an intra-abdominal abscess caused by intestinal erosion six years after an incisional hernia repair using a polyester mesh. The aim of this case report is to illustrate the seriousness of enteric fistula after parietal repair using a synthetic material.

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