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Five year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic repair of very large hiatus hernia with sutures versus absorbable versus nonabsorbable mesh. Ann Surg 2020; 272: 241-247.

Published: 15th October 2020

Authors: Watson DI, Thompson SK, Devitt PG, Aly A, Irvine T, Woods SD et al.


After five years in this study that included 126 procedures, any size recurrence was noted in 39 per cent after suture repair, 57 per cent after absorbable mesh repair and 43 per cent after non-absorbable mesh (P=0,371).

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