Guadalupe K. Peña-Portillo, Department of General Surgery, Puebla University Hospital, Puebla, Mexico Irving Amaro-Zárate, Department of General Surgery, Puebla University Hospital, Puebla, Mexico Samuel R. Medina-Parra, Department of General Surgery, Puebla University Hospital, Puebla, Mexico Juan M. Sidar-Reyes, Department of General Surgery, Puebla University Hospital, Puebla, Mexico Delfino H. Pérez-Cervantes, Department of General Surgery, Puebla University Hospital, Puebla, Mexico


Inguinal hernias are a relatively common problem in the general population. Its repair has been a challenge in general surgery history due to complications associated with the surgical technique and the use of prosthetic mesh, including migration. An 87-year-old male patient presented with an apparent acute appendicitis. However, during surgery, a migrated mesh was found eroding the cecal appendix. The Rutkow and Robbins technique has been associated with complications, including migrated mesh, with appendicitis being one of the least described conditions associated therewith. More serial studies are necessary to prove its usefulness.



Keywords: Surgical mesh. Hernia. Migration. Appendicitis.