Polytetrafluoroethylene prosthesis migration into the bladder after Laparoscopic hernia repair - A case report


Kurukahvecioglu O., Ege B., Yazicioglu O., Tezel E., Ersoy E.

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.17, no.5, pp.474-476, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e3180f62f56
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.474-476

Abstract

Mesh migration after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an unusual and late complication. We report a 50-year-old man with persistent painless hematuria and urinary infection who underwent bilateral laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh 4 years ago. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) prosthesis was used and fixed with tackers. The patient underwent cystoscopy and laparotomy for excision of the migrated PTFE prosthesis into the bladder. This is the first case of PTFE prosthesis migration into the bladder after laparoscopic hernia repair. We also reviewed the literature involving migration of mesh after all inguinal hernial repairs.