Mesh erosion into urinary bladder, rare condition but important to know.


Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210009, China. [Email]


Although rare, mesh migration or erosion into viscera has been reported as case report, and most of the cases involved with the urinary bladder. With the increasing use of prosthetic mesh in hernia repair, this severe complication would increase in the future; thus, we feel that it is necessary to analyze the clinical patterns of mesh erosion into the urinary bladder, and to discuss the prevention and treatment of this severe complication.


Complication,Inguinal hernia repair,Mesh erosion,Migration,Urinary bladder,