Hernial mesh

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Patient with abdominal pain. Clinical concern over bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
X-ray

Numerous small 'spring-like' artifacts overlying the lower right anterior abdominal wall.  

These are from part of a mesh hernia repair of the abdominal wall.

Case Discussion

Many different medical devices can be observed incidently on plain abdominal radiographs.

One of the most commonly identified is the artefact from some materials used in mesh hernia repairs of the abdominal wall.

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Case information

rID: 26457
Case created: 22nd Dec 2013
Last edited: 23rd Sep 2016
Tag: hernia
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