Randomized clinical trial of mesh versus sutured wound closure after open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

@article{Bevis2010RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of mesh versus sutured wound closure after open abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.},
  author={Paul M Bevis and Robin A. J. Windhaber and Paul A. Lear and Keith R. Poskitt and Jonothan J Earnshaw and David Charles Mitchell},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 10},
  pages={
          1497-502
        }
}
BACKGROUND Incisional herniation is a common complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. This study investigated whether prophylactic mesh placement could reduce the rate of postoperative incisional hernia after open repair of AAA. METHODS This randomized clinical trial was undertaken in three hospitals. Patients undergoing elective open AAA repair were randomized to routine abdominal mass closure after AAA repair or to prophylactic placement of polypropylene mesh in the… CONTINUE READING
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