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In vivo detection of biofilm on the surface of a surgical mesh implant - a case report

Adrian Reśliński, Agnieszka Mikucka, Wojciech Szczęsny, Jakub Szmytkowski, Eugenia Gospodarek, Stanisław Dąbrowiecki
Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(3-4):181-188.

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Vol 10, No 3-4 (2008)
Aktualności
Published online: 2009-05-06

Abstract

We present the case of a 51-year-old male who having undergone abdominal hernia repair with the use of synthetic implant, presented bacterial biofilm which had formed secondary to surgical wound infection. The presence of biofilm on the implant hindered the treatment of the infection. Full recovery was possible only after the implant’s removal. The presence of bacterial biofilm was confirmed in vivo on randomly selected fragments of the mesh implant.

Abstract

We present the case of a 51-year-old male who having undergone abdominal hernia repair with the use of synthetic implant, presented bacterial biofilm which had formed secondary to surgical wound infection. The presence of biofilm on the implant hindered the treatment of the infection. Full recovery was possible only after the implant’s removal. The presence of bacterial biofilm was confirmed in vivo on randomly selected fragments of the mesh implant.
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Keywords

hernia; mesh infection; bacterial biofilm

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Title

In vivo detection of biofilm on the surface of a surgical mesh implant - a case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 10, No 3-4 (2008)

Pages

181-188

Published online

2009-05-06

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2008;10(3-4):181-188.

Keywords

hernia
mesh infection
bacterial biofilm

Authors

Adrian Reśliński
Agnieszka Mikucka
Wojciech Szczęsny
Jakub Szmytkowski
Eugenia Gospodarek
Stanisław Dąbrowiecki

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