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Chronic Mesh Infections

  • Andrei Churyla
  • Andrew B. LedermanEmail author
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Abstract

Chronic mesh infection can occur after acute infection or may present with an indolent course. The risk of infection and the associated immune response can vary with each mesh bioprosthesis. Treatment usually requires mesh excision, although mesh salvage has been reported.

Keywords

Chronic infection Surgical mesh PTFE Polypropylene Mesh infections 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBerkshire Medical CenterPittsfieldUSA

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