CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2007; 40(02): 164-169
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699196
Original Article
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

early experience with the use of prosthetic mesh as fascia replacement in structural abdominal wall reconstruction

I A Adigun
1  Plastic surgery unit, department of surgery, university of ilorin, ilorin
,
J K Olabanji
2  Department of surgery, obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife
,
A O Oladele
2  Department of surgery, obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife
,
O O Lawal
2  Department of surgery, obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife
,
G H Alabi
3  Department of surgery, obafemi awolowo university teaching hospitals complex, ile-ife
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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 January 2020 (online)

ABSTRACT

Background: Abdominal wall defects occur from various causes and require reconstruction. autogenous tissue is often insufficient and incisional hernia often results. prosthetic mesh is a proven substitute to autogenous tissue but reports on its use is uncommon in our practice environment.Aim: the aim is to report our early experience with the use of prosthetic mesh in black patients in our practice environment.Materials and methods: the summaries of three patients with anterior abdominal wall defects which were managed with the use of a prosthetic mesh are presented as well as their intraoperative and postoperative photographs. one patient had intraperitoneal placement of the mesh and developed no complications.Results: one patient who had bowel resection developed a postoperative enterocutaneous fistula away from the site of the mesh and was managed conservatively. other patients had no complications.Conclusions: the use of prosthetic mesh is recommended.