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Hernia. 2010 Dec;14(6):659-62. doi: 10.1007/s10029-010-0708-6. Epub 2010 Jul 24.

Intraluminal migration of mesh following incisional hernia repair.

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  • 1Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1259, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA.


Incisional hernia is the most common long term complication of colon surgery. These hernias are often repaired with synthetic mesh. Mesh migration is an infrequent occurrence. There are reports of mesh migrating into the peritoneum and into viscous organs causing a variety of symptoms including recurrent hernia, infection, and obstruction. We present the case of transmural mesh migration from the abdominal wall into the small bowel presenting as small bowel obstruction.

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