Evaluation of high-risk, comorbid patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh.

@article{Krpata2013EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of high-risk, comorbid patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair with synthetic mesh.},
  author={David M. Krpata and Jeffrey A. Blatnik and Yuri W. Novitsky and Michael J. Rosen},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={120-5}
}
BACKGROUND The Ventral Hernia Working Group proposed recently a classification system to grade the risk of surgical site occurrence (SSO) during ventral hernia repair (VHR). Accurately predicting the outcomes of synthetic mesh in open VHR for comorbid patients might guide surgeons in appropriate mesh selection in this patient population. Our objective was to determine the incidence of SSO in open, grade II VHR and to examine the use of synthetic mesh in these comorbid patients. METHODS All… CONTINUE READING