Unravelling the mystery microorganism: a case study of chronic surgical site discharge post laparoscopic hysterectomy linked to Mycobacterium chelonae


  • Mohammed Afzal Siddiqui Department of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Gynaecologist, Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula, Goa, India
  • Murugan Nandagopal Department of Molecular Microbiology, Lifecell International Pvt ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Chirayu Padhiar Lifecell International Pvt Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India




Laparoscopic hysterectomy, Surgical site discharge, Infection, Mycobacterium


In this case study, we explore the intricate surgical experience of a 45-year-old woman who post laparoscopic total hysterectomy for fibroid uterus, presented with persistent surgical site discharge. Despite multiple courses of antibiotic therapy, the symptoms persisted, and the infective organism remained unidentified


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