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Inflammatory reaction to fish oil coated polypropylene mesh used for laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Surgery, February 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 1,026)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

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Title
Inflammatory reaction to fish oil coated polypropylene mesh used for laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a case report
Published in
BMC Surgery, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12893-016-0123-8
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Authors

Chia Yew Kong, Lee Lee Lai, Amanda Yin Yen Khoo, Nazarina Abdul Rahman, Kin Fah Chin

Abstract

Polypropylene meshes are widely used in hernia repairs. Hernia meshes have been developed incorporating coatings of active agents. One commercially available mesh has a fish oil coating which is promoted as having anti-inflammatory properties. We report a case, a symptomatic foreign body granuloma reaction associated with a fish oil coated polypropylene mesh, which required eventual mesh explantation. A 61-year old lady with previous peptic ulcer disease underwent a laparoscopic intraperitoneal placement of mesh for incisional hernia utilising a fish oil coated polypropylene mesh. The patient presented 3 months after the procedure complaining of dyspepsia and pain at the operative site. There was no discharge. The patient was managed conservatively. She presented 10 months post-operatively with progressively worsening symptoms and a hard palpable mass in the epigastrium. Abdominal laparoscopy revealed dense adhesive disease around the mesh with exudates. Adhesiolysis, mesh explantation and a partial gastrectomy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed a foreign body granuloma formation to the mesh. In-vivo studies looking at intraperitoneal mesh placement with fish oil coatings including data on surgical outcomes such as fistula and adhesive characteristics are scarce in the literature. Further monitoring and studies are required to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of this mesh type in in-vivo models.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Other 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 7 26%
Unknown 7 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 56%
Unspecified 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Unknown 8 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2020.
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#2,453,507
of 17,939,930 outputs
Outputs from BMC Surgery
#30
of 1,026 outputs
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#46,680
of 272,363 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Surgery
#1
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