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Werkgartner, G; Cerwenka, H; Rappl, T; Kniepeiss, D; Kornprat, P; Iberer, F; Bacher, H; Wagner, M; Mischinger, HJ; Wagner, D.
Effectiveness of porcine dermal collagen in giant hernia closure in patients with deleterious fascia constitution after orthotopic liver transplantation.
Transpl Int. 2015; 28(2):156-161 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Bacher Heinz
Cerwenka Herwig
Iberer Florian
Kniepeiss Daniela
Kornprat Peter
Mischinger Hans-Joerg
Rappl Thomas
Wagner Doris
Wagner Mathias
Werkgartner Georg

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Incisional hernias (IHs) occur universally after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of porcine dermal collagen (PDC) as a closing aid in giant hernias after OLT in a prospective trial. If direct closure (DC) was not feasible due to the hernia size and abdominal wall constitution, a PDC mesh was implanted. All patients from the PDC and DC groups were followed prospectively for 24 months. IH recurrence rates served as the primary endpoint, and the development of infections and wound healing disorders served as the secondary endpoints. Recurrence rate was 21% (4/19) in DC patients and 12% (2/16) in PDC patients (P = 0.045). Implant site infections occurred in five of PDC and one of DC patients (P < 0.05). All of them were managed with antibiotics; two of the PDC patients required surgical drainage. Histological analysis of PDC mesh biopsies indicated good angiogenesis and integration of the PDC into the abdominal wall. PDC was effective in our study for incisional hernia repair, and our results compared favourably with those of patients in whom direct hernia closure was feasible. © 2014 Steunstichting ESOT.
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Adult -
Aged -
Animals -
Biocompatible Materials - therapeutic use
Collagen - therapeutic use
Fascia - surgery
Female -
Hernia, Ventral - surgery
Humans -
Immunosuppressive Agents - therapeutic use
Liver Transplantation - adverse effects
Male -
Middle Aged -
Surgical Mesh -
Swine -

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incisional hernia
orthotopic liver transplantation
porcine dermal collagen
transversal incision
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