Prolonged abdominal wall pain caused by transfascial sutures used in the laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia

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The use of transfascial sutures in the laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia has considerably facilitated the accurate intraperitoneal placement and fixation of the synthetic mesh. The laparoscopic procedure has a number of advantages, including less morbidity and pain. Moreover, the use of a mesh prosthesis results in a low rate of hernia recurrence. Despite the benefits associated with this technique, several (minor) complications have been documented. Herein we describe a case of prolonged abdominal wall pain after laparoscopic hernia mesh repair that was caused by the use of transfascial sutures.

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