First Year Preliminary Results on the Use of a Mon
The wide use of meshes has reduced the inci- dence of recurrences after ventral hernia re- pairs, but at long-term follow-up, the benefits attributable to mesh might be offset in part by mesh-related complications either after primary or even incisional repairs. Besides the technique being elected and the way to realize this technique, the choice of the appropriate mesh is obviously of major importance for minimizing complications and pain while improving quality of life. Primary and incisional ventral hernias can be successfully repaired either by open or laparoscopic proce- dures. Placement of prosthetic mesh in the intra- peritoneal space is now a common repair technique, but the mesh must provide a strong, durable repair while minimizing risk of bowel adhesions and complications related to intraperitoneally (IP) positioning of the mesh. Symbotex composite mesh (hereafter referred to as Symbotex mesh) is an innovative three-dimensional (3D) monofilament macroporous polyester textile pro- tected by an absorbable hydrophilic film on 1 side designed to minimize visceral attachments when placed in the intraperitoneal space for abdominal wall reinforcement.
The aim of this study was to assess short- and mid-term (2-year) clinical outcomes of Symbotex mesh implanted intraperitoneally during open or laparoscopic repairs for primary or incisional ventral hernias. This intermediate analysis reports the 1-year results of this study.