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Waseem Memon
Tariq Wahab Khanzada
Abdul Samad
Basant Kumar


Objective: To determine the results of incisional hernia repair with polypropylene mesh.
Material and Methods: This prospective cohort study was carried out at Isra University Hospital over a period of 7 years between June 2000 and May 2007. All adult patients presenting with a primary or recurrent incisional hernia were included in this study. Post operative complications and recurrence rates were noted.
Results: Seventy patients underwent incisional hernia repair with onlay mesh re-enforcement preceded by primary repair. Gynaecological / Obstetrical procedures accounted for 77% of all operation resulting in incisional hernia with lower midline incision (64%) being the most common incision. Ten percent of the patients developed seroma formation, 8.5% had skin necrosis of wound margins, 5% had superficial wound infection and 4.2% had haematoma formation. Only one patient developed recurrence during the follow up of one year.
Conclusion: Incisional hernia is more common in lower midline especially after gynaecological / obstetrical and emergency surgery. Primary repair with onlay mesh re-enforcement is safe and easy procedure with acceptable morbidity.

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Memon W, Khanzada TW, Samad A, Kumar B. INCISIONAL HERNIA REPAIR WITH POLYPROPYLENE MESH. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Jul. 28 [cited 2023 Jan. 29];23(2). Available from:
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