Enterocutaneous fistula and ventral hernia after absorbable mesh prosthesis closure for trauma: the plain truth.

@article{Mayberry2004EnterocutaneousFA,
  title={Enterocutaneous fistula and ventral hernia after absorbable mesh prosthesis closure for trauma: the plain truth.},
  author={John C. Mayberry and Elisa A Burgess and Robert K Goldman and Tuesday E Pearson and Dawn Brand and Richard J. Mullins},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={157-62; discussion 163-3}
}
HYPOTHESIS The severity of abdominal injury is the determining factor for the development of enterocutaneous fistula and ventral hernia after absorbable mesh prosthesis closure (AMPC) for trauma. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of case series that included 140 consecutive trauma patients with AMPC surviving more than 48 hours from October 1, 1989, to March 31, 2000, at a Level I trauma center. The days until abdominal wall reconstruction was used as a measure of exposure of the… CONTINUE READING