Infected Mesh Removed After 8 Years of Inguinal Hernioplasty… Could Honey be the Rescuer?: A Case Report

Infected Mesh Removed After 8 Years of Inguinal Hernioplasty

  • Rajesh Chaudhary Senior Resident, Department Of Surgery, Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda HP, India
  • Ramesh Bharti Professor, Department Of Surgery, Zonal Hospital Dharamshala HP, India
  • Amar Verma Associate Professor, Department Of Surgey, Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda HP, India
  • Rajesh Sharma Professor, Department Of Surgery, Zonal Hospital Dharamshala HP, India
  • Amit Dogra Junior Resident, Department Of Surgery, Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda HP, India
  • Ravi Singh Dogra Junior Resident, Department Of Surgery, Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda HP, India
Keywords: Infected mesh, SSI, honey, hernioplasty

Abstract

With the ever increasing number of Lichtenstein’s tension free mesh inguinal hernia surgeries being performed worldwide, we are going to see an increasing number of deep mesh infections. In half of the cases the mesh can be saved with conservative treatment, but in other half it has to be removed ultimately to completely eradicate the groin sepsis. We had a patient with deep seated mesh infection presenting with a pus discharging sinus 8 years after Lichtenstein’s tension free hernioplasty. The wound was explored and a piece of polypropylene mesh was removed. The infected wound which opened after few days of surgery was managed successfully with honey application only. In the modern era of antibiotic resistance honey is a boon to the human race which has been ignored for the reasons unknown.

Published
2019-07-22