Preventive midline laparotomy closure with a new bioabsorbable mesh: an experimental study.

@article{LpezCano2013PreventiveML,
  title={Preventive midline laparotomy closure with a new bioabsorbable mesh: an experimental study.},
  author={Manuel L{\'o}pez-Cano and M. A. S{\'a}nchez Armengol and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Quiles and Alex Biel and Janice Velasco and Pere Huguet and Aleix Mestre and Llu{\'i}s Mar{\'i}a Delgado and Francesc Xavier Gil and Maria Ant{\`o}nia Arbos},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={181 1},
  pages={
          160-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia formation is one of the most frequent complications of midline laparotomies requiring reoperation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of prophylactically placing a biodegradable mesh within the incision site at closure in a rat model. METHODS A 4-cm full-thick midline laparotomy was made in Sprague-Dawley rats along the linea alba and closed by inserting a commercially available web of synthetic polymers (polyglycolic acid-trimethylene… CONTINUE READING
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