Assessment of adhesion formation to intra-abdominal polypropylene mesh and polytetrafluoroethylene mesh.

@article{Matthews2003AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of adhesion formation to intra-abdominal polypropylene mesh and polytetrafluoroethylene mesh.},
  author={Brent David Matthews and Broc L Pratt and Harrison S Pollinger and Charles L Backus and Kent W. Kercher and Ronald F Sing and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2003},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={126-32}
}
BACKGROUND The development of intra-abdominal adhesions, bowel obstruction, and enterocutaneous fistulas are potentially severe complications related to the intraperitoneal placement of prosthetic biomaterials. The purpose of this study was to determine the natural history of adhesion formation to polypropylene mesh and two types of polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) mesh when placed intraperitoneally in a rabbit model that simulates laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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