Prospective evaluation of adhesion formation and shrinkage of intra-abdominal prosthetics in a rabbit model.

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair requires an intraperitoneal prosthetic; however, these materials are not without consequences. We evaluated host reaction to intraperitoneal placement of various prosthetics and the functional outcomes in an animal model. Mesh (n = 15 per mesh type) was implanted on intact peritoneum in New Zealand white rabbits. The mesh… CONTINUE READING