A 32-year-old female asked:
surgeon ordered ct of hernia repair site bc of pain said i have right side thickening of rectus by my mesh. left side loss of muscle. site is under belly button. more surgery he said poss. granuloma.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Sheila Calderon answered
40 years experience Internal Medicine
What's your question: What you described sounds correct. A granuloma is a tissue reaction possibly to the mesh (foreign body) or because you have had immunosuppression from the chemo. He will send the granuloma for analysis when he removes it and make sure there is no abscess or other mass it is reacting with. He may also remove the mesh.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible surgery: When a hernia of abdominal wall repaired, it is essentail to have the wall intact. This is accomplised by inserting a mesh to cover the defect so the newly constructed wall is complete. The mesh is sutured into place with strong unually non absorbable sutures. It is possible that at one of the suture sites there is a hematoma or granuloma developing. Surgery may be needed.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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