Patient‐reported outcome measures 2 years after tr
Even for small abdominal hernias, mesh repair reduces the recurrence rate  but could entail serious adverse events. Intraperitoneal patches implanted through a small direct route have been widely used despite sparse clinical evaluation.[3-5] Partially due to the large number of implantations, some rare complications occurred[6,7] potentially related to the shrinkage of the patch.[8,9]
The aim of this study was to assess the 2‐year follow‐up results of the Ventralex™ ST (VST) in which the ePTFE layer has been replaced with an absorbable hydrogel.