Mesh versus suture repair of umbilical hernia in adults: a randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial. Lancet 2018; 391: 860-869.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Kaufmann R, Halm JA, Eker HH, Klitsie PJ, Niewenhuizen J, van Geldere D et al.


This study included 300 patients with an umbilical hernia 1-4cm in diameter. Use of mesh reduced the recurrence rate after two years: 4 versus 12 per cent, P=0.01; number needed to treat=12.8.

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