A Case of an Anomalous Tract Involving the Cecum After Open Right Inguinal Hernia Repair.
Inguinal hernia repair is a commonly performed surgical procedure and generally is well tolerated with minimal complications. We present the case of a 70-year-old male with an anomalous tract involving the subcutaneous tissue and cecum after an open right inguinal hernia repair via plug and patch approach. A partial cecectomy with appendectomy with excision of the tract was performed. While most complications are relatively minor and fistulas are quite rare, mesh migration is a possibility that should be considered during preoperative planning for recurrent hernia surgery.
Broderick J, Siegel T. A case of an anomalous tract involving the cecum after open right inguinal hernia repair. Cureus. 2022 Feb 16;14(2):e22275. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22275. PMID: 35350494.