Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing open and laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair with mesh.

@article{Forbes2009MetaanalysisOR,
  title={Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing open and laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair with mesh.},
  author={Shawn S. Forbes and Cagla Eskicioglu and Robin S. McLeod and Allan Okrainec},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={851-8}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair has been reported in a number of small trials to have equivalent or superior outcomes to open repair. METHODS Randomized controlled trials comparing laparoscopic and open incisional or ventral hernia repair with mesh that included data on effectiveness and safety were included in a meta-analysis. RESULTS Eight studies met the inclusion criteria. There was no difference between groups in hernia recurrence rates (relative risk 1.02… CONTINUE READING
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