Complications directly associated with the use of prosthetic materials in large hiatal hernia repair are rarely cited events in the literature. We herein report a case of a 47 year-old woman who came to our attention for a subacute onset of severe dysphagia and weight loss. She previously underwent laparotomic Nissen fundoplication with PTFE dual-mesh cruroplasty for a large recurrent hiatal hernia. With the clinical suspicious of "Tight Nissen", an endoscopy was performed and revealed a circular stenosis in the lower esophagus, a rotation of the stomach and, surprisingly, the presence of PTFE mesh free-moving in the gastric lumen With the use of rattooth forceps, the foreign body was removed and, after few days, the patient underwent a surgical debridement of hiatal scar tissue and a gastropexy procedure. In conclusion, dysphagia may manifest during the early postoperative period after mesh repair antireflux surgery, but such dysphagia usually resolves; if it doesn't or if it worsens, mesh migration must be excluded.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences|
|Volume||16 Suppl 4|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)