Intraluminal migration of mesh following incisional hernia repair

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Incisional hernia is the most common long term complication of colon surgery. These hernias are often repaired with synthetic mesh. Mesh migration is an infrequent occurrence. There are reports of mesh migrating into the peritoneum and into viscous organs causing a variety of symptoms including recurrent hernia, infection, and obstruction. We present the case of transmural mesh migration from the abdominal wall into the small bowel presenting as small bowel obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Hernioplasty complication
  • Mesh erosion
  • Mesh migration
  • Small bowel obstruction


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