Mesh migration into the bladder after TEP repair: a rare case report

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2006 Feb;16(1):52-3. doi: 10.1097/01.sle.0000202185.34666.f1.


Mesh migration after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an unusual complication. We report a case of a 45-year-old man with persistent discharging of abdominal wall sinus after total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. The patient underwent exploration and excision of the sinus tract with removal of the embedded mesh. A part of the mesh had migrated into the urinary bladder. Partial cystectomy with excision of wall containing the mesh was performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cystectomy
  • Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / surgery
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / surgery
  • Surgical Mesh / adverse effects*
  • Urinary Bladder / injuries*
  • Urinary Bladder / surgery