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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ETHICON INC. PROLENE POLYPROPYLENE MESH UNKNOWN PRODUCT MESH, SURGICAL, POLYMERIC

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ETHICON INC. PROLENE POLYPROPYLENE MESH UNKNOWN PRODUCT MESH, SURGICAL, POLYMERIC Back to Search Results
Device Problem Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Purulent Discharge (1812); Inflammation (1932); Pain (1994)
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
(b)(4). To date, the device has not been returned. If the product is returned for evaluation, any further information derived from the evaluation will be submitted in a supplemental 3500a form.
 
Event Description
It was reported by an attorney that the patient underwent hernia repair surgery on (b)(6) 2011 and mesh was implanted. It was reported that the patient underwent removal surgery on (b)(6) 2019 during which the surgeon noted there was a thick walled abscess cavity with spontaneous egress of approximately 60 ml of thick, yellow, foul smelling purulent fluid. The abscess cavity was evacuated and irrigated revealing underlying bile stained umbilical mesh. It was reported that the patient experienced severe pain, inflammation, swelling, periumbilical abscess, cellulitis, adhesions, bowel obstruction, serosal tears, nausea, scarring, disfigurement, stress and anxiety. No additional information was provided.
 
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Brand NamePROLENE POLYPROPYLENE MESH UNKNOWN PRODUCT
Type of DeviceMESH, SURGICAL, POLYMERIC
Manufacturer (Section D)
ETHICON INC.
1000 route 202
raritan NJ 08869
Manufacturer (Section G)
ETHICON INC.-SAN LORENZO PR
982 road 183 km 8.3
san lorenzo PR
Manufacturer Contact
elba bello
1000 route 202
raritan, NJ 08869
MDR Report Key11853455
MDR Text Key254635591
Report Number2210968-2021-04794
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code FTL
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K962530
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type other
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 05/17/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received05/20/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional?
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received05/14/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial
Removal/Correction NumberN/A

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 05/20/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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