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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 959342, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/959342
Case Report

Instant Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Biologic Mesh following Resection of Locally Advanced Colonic Cancer

Department of General Surgery, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Teaching and Research Hospital, 06810 Ankara, Turkey

Received 24 January 2012; Accepted 26 February 2012

Academic Editor: Gianfranco D. Alpini

Copyright © 2012 Oskay Kaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present a case of immediate abdominal wall reconstruction with biologic mesh following the resection of locally advanced colonic cancer. The tumor in the right colon did not respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Surgical enbloc excision, including excision of the invasion in the abdominal wall, was achieved, and the defect was reconstructed with porcine dermal collagen mesh. The patient was discharged with no complication, and adaptation of the mesh was excellent at the six-month followup.