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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 58-60

Deadly if missed: Acase of recurrent perineal hernia mimicking as perineal cellulitis following abdominoperineal resection

1 Department of Colorectal Surgery, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2 Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
3 Department of Colorectal Surgery, Box Hill Hospital; Department of General Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne; Department of Surgery, Eastern Clinical School, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Himeesh Kumar
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Box Hill Hospital, 8 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Victoria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/WJCS.WJCS_7_19

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Perineal hernia is a rare condition most commonly described following abdominoperineal resection(APR). We report the case of a 71-year-old woman who presented with a third episode of strangulated perineal hernia mimicking perineal cellulitis following APR surgery. She underwent an emergency laparotomy, small bowel resection, and biological mesh repair. We further discuss the pros and cons of different surgical options available to surgeons when faced with this problem.

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