Prophylactic mesh placement for prevention of incisional hernia after open bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Surg 2016; 212: 615–622.

Published: 2nd February 2017

Authors: Dasari M, Wessel CB, Hamad GG


Seven studies were included. Use of mesh reduced the risk of incisional hernia (odds ratio 0.3, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.13 to 0.68, P=0.004), without increasing the risk of infection, seroma or wound leakage.

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