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

Conclusion

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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