Mesh versus patch repair for epigastric and umbilical hernia (MORPHEUS Trial); one-year results of a randomized controlled trial. World J Surg 2018; 42: 1312-1320.

Published: 22nd November 2018

Authors: Ponten JEH, Leclercq WKG, Lettinga T, Heemskerk J, Konsten JLM, Castelijns PSS et al.


The mesh procedure took 5min longer in this study that included 352 procedures. Complication rates were similar, but early reoperation was needed less often after mesh: none versus 2.8 per cent, P=0.027. Hernia recurrence rates were similar: mesh 3.3 versus patch 7.8 per cent, P=0.08.

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