Prophylactic mesh augmentation after laparotomy for elective and emergency surgery: meta-analysis.
Frassini S, Calabretto F, Granieri S, Fugazzola P, Massaro M, Sargenti B et al.
BJS Open 2023; 7: zrad060.
Some 18 RCTs were included in this analysis, that consisted of 2659 procedures. Prophylactic mesh placement reduced the rate of incisional hernia up to four years: risk ratio 0.38, P=0.026.
Comment: How many trials are needed before surgeons will be persuaded?
12 October 2023Read paper
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