Late-onset deep prosthetic infection following mesh repair of inguinal hernia.

  title={Late-onset deep prosthetic infection following mesh repair of inguinal hernia.},
  author={Darren V Mann and Jeremy Prout and Emil Havr{\'a}nek and Stuart T.W. Gould and Ara Darzi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={176 1},
BACKGROUND The use of prosthetic biomaterials for the primary repair of inguinal hernias is now commonplace. Late-onset deep-seated prosthetic infection can be an unexpected complication. METHODS The literature from a Medline search relating to the biology of mesh in the setting of hernia repair is discussed. CONCLUSIONS The use of a foreign body for hernia repair does not appear to alter the incidence of superficial wound infection. Late-onset deep graft infection has been rarely reported… CONTINUE READING

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