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[How to choose a mesh for the treatment of incisional hernias?]

J-L Bouillot, S Servajean, N Berger, N Veyrie, D Hugol
Annales de Chirurgie 2004, 129 (3): 132-7
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The incidence of recurrences after raphy for treatment of incisional hernias has been reported as high as 50%. So, the use of a mesh is recommended for reinforcement of the parietal abdominal wall in the management of incisional hernias. Many types of mesh are presently available with different characteristics. The use of a mesh requires to choose the appropriate material, depending on the site of the implantation and the type of performed surgical procedure.

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