Comparison of outcomes of synthetic mesh vs suture repair of elective primary ventral herniorrhaphy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Nguyen2014ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of outcomes of synthetic mesh vs suture repair of elective primary ventral herniorrhaphy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Mylan Thi Nguyen and Rachel Levine Berger and Stephanie C. Hicks and Jessica A. Davila and Linda T. Li and Lillian S. Kao and Mike Kuo Liang},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={
          415-21
        }
}
IMPORTANCE More than 350,000 ventral hernias are repaired in the United States annually, of which 75% are primary ventral hernias (eg, umbilical or epigastric hernias). Despite the volume, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of sutures vs mesh for primary ventral hernia repairs. OBJECTIVE To compare suture vs mesh repairs for 3 outcomes: hernia recurrence, surgical site infection (SSI), and seromas. DATA SOURCES Randomized controlled trials, case-control, and cohort studies… CONTINUE READING
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