Emergency surgery in patients with prior mesh.
Patel PY. Emergency surgery in patients with prior mesh.. Hernia 2017; 21(1):S63.
The use of prosthetics in hernia repair is increasingly common. As this population ages, so does the incidence of emergency abdominal surgery. The fate of the mesh at the time of reoperation can be difficult to determine. The decision of mesh removal, wound closure, and use of antibiotics is determined by a multitude of factors such as: the type of mesh used, mesh location, degree of contamination, adhesiolysis and the reason for reoperation. We will discuss these factors and their impact on intra-operative decision making.