We hereby report a case of use of biological mesh to repair one large, contaminated abdominal wall defect due to a sigmoid tumour presented as an abscess infiltrating the abdominal wall. Our patient was a 48-year-old woman. Her medical history was negative for any previous disease or surgical procedure. Because of the abscence of neoplastic secondarism an en-bloc resection of the interested sigmoid colon and of the infiltrated abdominal wall was performed, thus resulting a large wall defect in the left inguinal region. In order to close the wall defect a biological porcine collagen mesh was used. In our case we used a Permacol mesh made of porcine acellular dermal collagen. Reconstruction of complicated abdominal wall defects is a challenging surgical problem and primary repair is often difficult to achieve without excessive tension in the abdominal wall. The use of a syntethic mesh in this patient could have been inappropriate due to the possibility of creating adhesions with intra-abdominal viscera and fistula formation. We chose to use a biological mesh because of its safer properties in case of infected, inflamed or infiltrated surgical fields, as demonstrated in the literature
The use of biological mesh to repair one large, contaminated abdominal wall defect due to neoplastic invasion. Report of a case / D. Galli, G. Goi, D. Pariani, E. Moroni, P. Danelli. - In: ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0003-469X. - 83:2(2012), pp. 167-169.
|Titolo:||The use of biological mesh to repair one large, contaminated abdominal wall defect due to neoplastic invasion. Report of a case|
|Parole Chiave:||Abdominal wall; Bioprosthesis; Mesh|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|