Title

Emergency surgery in patients with prior mesh.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Hernia

Abstract

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.

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

S63

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