Interstitial incisional hernia following open appendectomy: Case report

  • Anthony Jude Edeh
  • Ugochukwu Timothy Uchendu
  • Wilfred Okwudili Okenwa
  • Chukwudi Ilo
  • Chukwuemeka Chijioke Nwangwu


Open appendectomy is a common surgical procedure but post-appendectomy incisional hernia is uncommon, the actual incidence is probably less than 1%. The common contents of such hernias are small bowel and omentum. Primary repair of this type of hernia has a high failure rate and effective repair can be achieved by using synthetic mesh. We report a case of interstitial incisional hernia in a 70-year-old female who was presented to the hospital. She had a bulge in the the right lower quadrant of the abdomen since last 8 years. The hernia was successfully repaired by tension-free sutured prolene mesh. The follow up showed that there were no signs of reoccurrence.

Keywords: Incisional hernia, Open appendectomy, Open mesh repair.
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Jude Edeh, A., Uchendu, U. T., Okenwa, W., Ilo, C., & Nwangwu, C. ( ). Interstitial incisional hernia following open appendectomy: Case report. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 5(3), 280-282.
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