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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
Print version ISSN 1983-5175
ROXO, Carlos del Pino et al. Abdominal wall reconstruction with alloplastic mesh after Mycobacterium infection. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.2, pp. 340-343. ISSN 1983-5175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-51752012000200030.
The present report is a case study of a 51-year-old woman who underwent hysterectomy by videolaparoscopy, and eventually developed a mycobacterial infection. Treatment comprised antimicrobial administration, surgical debridement, and reconstruction of the abdominal wall with a synthetic mesh. During the postoperative period, the herniation of the abdominal wall required substitution of the mesh and subsequent abdominoplasty. This case report indicates the importance of preventing mycobacterium infection and provides treatment guidelines to optimize functional and aesthetic results.
Keywords : Mycobacterium; Abdominal wall [surgery]; Surgical mesh.