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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

Incidental finding of multiple splenosis in patient who had ventral hernia repair


Department of General Surgery, Moolchand Medicity Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Mohit Bhatia
1, Bank Colony, Opposite Old Sessions Courts, Ambala City - 134003, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_32_18

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Splenosis in itself is a rare condition and its presence in a patient with ventral hernia can pose an unusual challenge. Ventral incisional hernia is an important complication of abdominal surgery. Its repair has progressed from a primary suture repair to various mesh repairs and laparoscopic repair. Splenosis is a benign condition caused by an ectopic autotransplantation of splenic tissues after splenic trauma or surgery. It is usually diagnosed accidentally and usually occurs within the abdominal and pelvic cavity. We report a female patient who had undergone splenectomy for abdominal trauma at the age of 12 years and was diagnosed as a case of abdominal splenosis at the age of 47 years on laparoscopy done for paraumbilical incisional hernia. This case report intends to share some important aspects of ventral hernia and splenosis and the approach followed in the repair of ventral hernia in our case.


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