Mesh migration into the sigmoid colon mimics a colon tumor, a rare complication after herniorrhaphy: case report
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Tension-free mesh repair is a widely used hernioplasty technique. However, mesh migration is a severe complication that may induce colon inflammation or perforation and can occur several months to several years following hernioplasty.
We present a case where mesh migrated into the sigmoid colon 12 years postoperation and was mistaken for a colon tumor.
KeywordsMesh migration Hernia operation Colon tumor Complication
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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
Dr. RH Chan and KT Lee made equal contribution in study concept, collecting data, and writing the paper.
Dr. CH Wu and WT Lin provided data collection and writing the paper.
Dr. JC Lee was the operating surgeon and designed the study.
Consent was obtained from the patient for publication.
Ethical approval and informed consent were obtained and available upon request.
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Data are available from the medical record of National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. The data cannot be publicly available due to legal restrictions imposed by the government of Taiwan in relation to the “Personal Information Protection Act”.