Late onset tuberculous infection of prosthesis following Mesh Rectopexy

Karthikeyan Selvaraju, MS, MRCSEd, Sampath Kumar, MS

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University

Abdominal rectopexy is preferred for low risk patients with complete rectal prolapse. Though there is no added advantage of mesh over suture rectopexy, mesh rectopexy has increased risk of infectious complications. We present a rare case of late onset of tuberculous infection of mesh presenting with entero cutaneous fistula and mesh eroding into rectum, five years following mesh rectopexy.


Session: Poster Presentation

Program Number: P094

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