Prophylactic intraperitoneal onlay mesh reinforcement reduces the risk of incisional hernia, two-year results of a randomized clinical trial. World J Surg 2018; 42: 1687–1694.

Published: 22nd November 2018

Authors: Brosi P, Glauser PM, Speich B, Käser SA, Maurer CA


The study included 267 patients having a midline laparotomy. After two years, mesh reduced the rate of incisional hernia: (17 versus 39 per cent, P<0.001) and reoperation for hernia (11 versus 23 per cent, P=0.039).

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