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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.

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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.

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