Infected mesh

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

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History of inguinal hernia repair.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Case Discussion

High resolution ultrasound of the anterior abdominal wall reveals a crumpled mesh (wavy echogenic structure) with minimal fluid collection around it which is leading to a sinus tract opening on the anterior abdominal wall (white arrow).

High Resolution ultrasonography can be used both for primary diagnosis of inguinal region and complications at the surgery site.

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Case Information

rID: 5759
Case created: 21st Mar 2009
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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