A systematic review and meta-analysis of mesh vs suture cruroplasty in laparoscopic large hiatal hernia repair.

@article{Tam2016ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta-analysis of mesh vs suture cruroplasty in laparoscopic large hiatal hernia repair.},
  author={Vernissia Tam and Daniel G. Winger and Katie Sue Nason},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={211 1},
  pages={226-38}
}
BACKGROUND Equipoise exists regarding whether mesh cruroplasty during laparoscopic large hiatal hernia repair improves symptomatic outcomes compared with suture repair. DATA SOURCE Systematic literature review (MEDLINE and EMBASE) identified 13 studies (1,194 patients; 521 suture and 673 mesh) comparing mesh versus suture cruroplasty during laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia. We abstracted data regarding symptom assessment, objective recurrence, and reoperation and performed meta… CONTINUE READING
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