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Erschienen in: Hernia 6/2018

07.11.2018 | Invited Commentary

Total or partial removal of infected mesh? Invited comment

verfasst von: P. Ortega-Deballon

Erschienen in: Hernia | Ausgabe 6/2018

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Surgical site infection after hernia repair with a synthetic prosthesis is a feared complication for all surgeons. In this setting, we hope infection will be “only” superficial and the mesh will not get involved. When purulent discharge through the wound persists and the patient comes back at 2 or 3 months (sometimes 2 or 3 years), some surgeons act like ostriches, evoke a seroma or stitch rejection, and continue to hope… Nevertheless, most surgeons are concerned in this setting by the possibility of salvage of the mesh with local therapy or the further need for mesh removal. …
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Metadaten
Titel
Total or partial removal of infected mesh? Invited comment
verfasst von
P. Ortega-Deballon
Publikationsdatum
07.11.2018
Verlag
Springer Paris
Erschienen in
Hernia / Ausgabe 6/2018
Print ISSN: 1265-4906
Elektronische ISSN: 1248-9204
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-018-1842-9

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