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Intra-abdominal giant infected seroma following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

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Seroma formation following open or laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia is common, albeit with no impact on recovery. One of the possible complication from such a seroma is infection. A patient presented with such an infective complication 6 years following a total extra peritoneal (TEP) repair of bilateral inguinal hernia. This report gives an account of its management.

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Aravind, B., Cook, A. Intra-abdominal giant infected seroma following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Hernia 19, 795–797 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-013-1174-8

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