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Hinyokika Kiyo. 2018 Feb;64(2):63-66. doi: 10.14989/ActaUrolJap_64_2_63.

[Unfixed Mesh Plug Migration from Inguinal Ring to Urinary Bladder].

[Article in Japanese]

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The Department of Urology, Sumitomo Hospital.
The Department of Urology, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital.
The Department of Pathology, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital.


A 65-year-old man presented to a clinic with a chief complaint of macrohematuria and frequent urination. The computed tomographic scan and cystoscopy revealed a dome of bladder tumor. He was referred to our hospital with the diagnosis of bladder tumor. He had undergone bilateral inguinal hernia repair and magnetic resonance imaging suggested mesh plug migration on the urinary bladder inserted into the right inguinal lesion 11 years previously. Under the diagnosis of mesh plug migration, partial cystectomy with extraction of the foreign body was performed. After the surgery he was well and symptoms had disappeared.

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