Biological Mesh in Hernia Repair, Abdominal Wall Defects, and Reconstruction and Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Review of the Clinical Evidence
The use of biological meshes seems to be an innovation that influences all surgical fields. The existing evidence indicates that biological meshes cannot only be applied on the area of hernia repair, but also on cases of abdominal reconstruction and pelvic organ prolapse treatment, especially in the presence of contaminated or potentially contaminated surgical fields. Low risks of graft rejection, complications, and infection seem to be the main advantages of biological meshes in comparison with the synthetic nonabsorbable ones. Nevertheless, the elevated costs suggest that biological mesh implantation should be evaluated in correlation to the needs of each clinical case.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Bioclinic, Athens, Greece 2: Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Publication date: November 1, 2010
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