An island of muscular free flap-laparoscopic repair of recurrent incisional hernias presenting as left flank mass: a case report
Keywords:Anterior component separation, TAR, Laparoscopic surgery & Incisional Hernia
Incisional hernias present as ventral hernias but very rarely they may present as a recurrent hernia in the flank. We present the case of a 67-year-old male with past surgical history significant for open repair of recurrent ventral incisional hernia, previous component separation and surgical removal of infected mesh two years back; now presenting with a left lateral flank mass later confirmed as left lateral incisional hernia upon CT scan. The patient was planned for a laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with 20*20 cm Ventralight mesh. At 3 months postoperative follow-up visit the patient was doing well and had returned to normal activity. There was no evidence of any recurrence.