, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 79–82 | Cite as

Mesh migration following repair of inguinal hernia: a case report and review of literature

  • A. Agrawal
  • R. Avill
Review Article


New surgical procedures in the aftermath of their benefits beget new complications as well. Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia is widely practised now. It involves reinforcement of hernial defect with a synthetic mesh. We report a rare case of migration of mesh into urinary bladder following this mode of hernial repair. We also present a review of literature involving migration of mesh following all inguinal hernial repairs.


Bladder Foreign body migration/aetiology Hernia Inguinal/surgery Laparoscopy/adverse effects Surgical mesh/adverse effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bassetlaw HospitalNottinghamshireUK
  2. 2.Professorial Unit of SurgeryNottingham City HospitalNottinghamUK

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