Incisional hernia treatment with polypropylene graft: results of 10 years
AuthorMahmoud Uslu, Hatim Yahya
Erkek, Ayhan Bülent
Türkçapar, Ahmet Gökhan
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CitationMahmoud Uslu, H. Y., Erkek, A. B., Cakmak, A., Sozener, U., Soylu, L., Turkcapar, A. G., & Kuterdem, E. (2006). Incisional hernia treatment with polypropylene graft: results of 10 years. Hernia, 10(5), 380–384. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-006-0107-1
Purpose: To report herein our results of tension-free repair of large incisional hernia with polypropylene mesh using a modification of the method that was described by Usher. Method: Two hundred ninety-one patients who were operated on between January 1994 and December 2004 were studied. Two hundred thirty-two patients were female (79.7%), and 59 were male (20.3%). The average follow-up period was 55 months. The patients were evaluated for infection, recurrences, hematoma and seroma formation, sinuses and enterocutaneous fistula formation. Results: Infection was observed in eight patients (2.7%). Graft removal due to infection was encountered only in two patients (0.6%). Recurrence was observed in six patients (2.1%). Two patients (0.6%) developed hematoma while another two developed seroma. No patient developed enterocutaneous fistula. Conclusion: By using our modified technique wecan decrease the expected complications after tension-free repair of large incisional hernias. © Springer-Verlag 2006.