Surgery Mesh Complications
human body, the abdominal organs present in the abdominal cavity are enclosed
by a membrane. There are chances for the breakage of this membrane due
to some factors leading to
the protrusion of the abdominal organs through the openings.
Hernia is mostly a protrusion of organ through a defected tissue or wall.
This is mainly treated by using a synthetic mesh which helps to cover
the defected parts of wall like a patch.
Hernia Surgery Mesh is a device that is inserted into the muscles for
strengthening the abdominal walls. Usually the mesh is a piece of plastic
and it is folded as half when the surgeon keeps it in place during the
Once it is placed, it is made to unfold, cover the muscles and strengthen
the area which is herniated. This surgical procedure is considered as
a safe procedure but it can have certain complications mainly due to the
Surgery Mesh Complications
Infection from Mesh: Infection from Mesh is a complication which
is mainly found. The risk caused by this seems to be small, that is less
than 2%. It is mainly seen in patients having complex repairs of hernia
or in elderly patients.
The main symptoms of this complication include fever, swelling, pain and
also discharge around the incision site. The treatment for this infection
mainly includes antibiotics. Removal of mesh is also done in complicated
Organ Injuries: Organ Injuries are another possibility of risk
but it is very rarely found. The organ damages includes: testicular ischemia
(blood circulation towards the testicle will be cut off), the internal
organs in female patients are affected, mostly intestine, bladder, kidney
The complication of mesh even includes damage of organs and tissues very
near to the affected area and it may result in bleeding, swelling, infertility,
difficulty in urination etc. Further treatment is required for the repair.
Complications due to Mesh Breakage: This is another serious problem
found. It is mainly due to the stress which is caused in the abdomen and
it can lead to intestinal problems and bowel perforations.
This problem can also cause the formation of passageways which are very
unnatural and they are formed between the intestines. This complication
can also cause serious infections and further treatment is needed for
Hernia Recurrence: Hernia Recurrence is another complication that
is anticipated. Hernia can reoccur after the sinus surgery or after considerable
years. In such case, the patient has to undergo the same surgery again.
However, chances of this complication are very less when the hernia surgery
is done with mesh.
Surgery Mesh complications are found in only 7% of the cases. They are
prevented in most of the cases. If any serious complications occur, the
repaired mesh has to be removed immediately by the Surgeon.
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