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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45-47

Hernia in Mucopolysaccharidoses Patients: A Surgical Challenge


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
2 Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
3 Additional Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandip Kumar Rahul
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar
India
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Mucopolysaccharidoses patients tend to have large hernia at multiple sites which are prone to recurrences due to tissue weakening. They are difficult cases for surgery and usually need some form of abdominal wall repair as herniotomy alone does not suffice. We present two such cases - one with Hunter syndrome and the other with Hurler syndrome to stress upon the salient clinical features and management.


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