MemberSeptember 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm
Auto immune disease and mesh rejection
sandiego – Having the suture material extrude from the skin is annoying, but temporary. You’re body isn’t “rejecting” this in the sense it is an immunological response. It is having a normal foreign body reaction, and that, coupled with the technique (including tissue handling in the OR), along with a minor, subclinical infection (maybe) may have cause this response to be more intense at the skin level. This doesn;t mean it will happen with a future operation, nor does it mean there will be a problem with the mesh. Those things of course could happen, but the skin suture issue can definitely happen without a mesh issue. Hope this helps!