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A combination of Vicryl and Marlex mesh: a technique for abdominal wall closure in difficult cases.

Authors
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  • 1 New York Medical College, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx 10451, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
0022-5282
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
1178–1180
Identifiers
PMID: 7500417
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The circumstances in which it is unsafe or impossible to perform primary fascial closure are becoming more frequent. Five cases are reported using a combination of Vicryl and Marlex mesh, such that the Vicryl mesh prevents enterocutaneous fistulae and the Marlex mesh prevents late ventral hernias.

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