Salvage rate of infected prosthetic mesh

“Mesh properties and position within the abdominal wall are the primary determinants in the ability to salvage mesh in the event of PMI. Mesh placed in an intraperitoneal position is rarely salvageable. Similarly, microporous, multifilament, and composite mesh constructs required complete mesh removal in most cases. However, macroporous, monofilament PP mesh in an extraperitoneal position can be salvaged in 72.2% of cases, positively impacting both the need for reoperation for mesh removal and subsequent hernia
recurrence.” (Warren)


Warren JA, et al . Factors affecting salvage rate of infected prosthetic mesh. Am J Surg. 2020 Sep;220(3):751-756. Full Text for Emory Users

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