Giant pseudocyst of the anterior abdominal wall after incisional hernia mesh repair: a rare case report
Incisional hernia repair is nowadays a common surgical procedure, usually involving the implantation of a synthetic mesh to reinforce the abdominal wall restoration or bridge the hernia defect and thus prevent recurrence. Post-operative seromas and hematomas comprise the most frequent early surgical-site complications. A very rare, late complication after mesh repair of an abdominal wall hernia is the formation of a giant pseudocyst. This complication was first described in 1993 by Waldrep et al. , who reported two cases of ventral hernia repair with Marlex mesh. Since then only 25 other such cases have been reported in the literature . However, some authors suggest that it may be an underreported complication and its true incidence may still be underestimated [2, 3, 4]. Its prevalence in two clinical researches has been estimated to be as high as 0.45 %  and 0.88 % .
In this report, we present the case of a giant pseudocyst that gradually developed over a...
KeywordsAbdominal Wall Hernia Repair Incisional Hernia Polypropylene Mesh Mesh Repair
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