Spontaneous evisceration is a very rare and potentially fatal complication of abdominal-wall incisional hernia. Here the authors present a case report of spontaneous evisceration in an incisional hernia in a 45-year-old female patient. Management of the condition using prosthetic mesh repair risks mesh infection, while the use of non-prosthetic repair risks recurrence of the hernia due to the absence of stout natural tissues. Use of a biological mesh for the condition seems quite plausible. Thorough saline washes of the eviscerated organ; excision of redundant/unhealthy skin and strict adherence to the fundamental principles of hernia repair is desired in managing the condition.
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