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Prevention of fascial dehiscence with onlay prophylactic mesh in emergency laparotomy: a randomized clinical trial. J Am Coll Surg 2020; 230: 76-87.

Published: 16th September 2020

Authors: Lima HVG, Rassian R, Novo FCF, Bernini CO, Montero EFS, Utiyama EM et al.


A total of 115 procedures were included, mostly urgent colorectal resections. Surgical site infection was more common after mesh repair (20.6 versus 7.7 per cent, P=0.05), but mesh prevented subsequent fascial dehiscence for up to 30 days (none versus seven [13.5 per cent], P=0.003).

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