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23 February 2024: Articles

Definitive Closure Using an Ovine Reinforced Tissue Matrix in Contaminated Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis, Management of emergency care, Clinical situation which can not be reproduced for ethical reasons

Luis G. Fernandez A* , Jason Murry B , Marc R. Matthews A , Christopher L. Thompson C , Mohamed Abdelgawad F , Rebekah Bjorklund F

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.943188

Am J Case Rep 2024; 25:e943188

Table 1. Studies reporting the use of RTMs for abdominal repair.

Author/referencesYearPatients (N)OperationHernia severity (VHWG or mVHWG)Follow-up (mo.)Surgical site occurrenceRecurrence rateMesh removal
Parker []20 202050Ventral hernia68% modified VHWG grade 31236%6%NR
Timmer []19 202246Ventral hernia63% modified VHWG grade 31326.10%8.70%0%
Timmer []19 20229Open abdomen33.3% modified VHWG grade 31055.60%9.09%0%
DeNoto III []25 202292Ventral hernia20.65% modified VHWG grade 32438%2.6%1%
DeNoto III []24 202219Ventral hernia63% VHWG grade 32332%16%0%
Sivaraj []23 202236Ventral hernia8.3% modified VHWG grade 328.616.70%2.78%NR
There is an overlap in the patient population in some of the above studies. VHWG – Ventral Hernia Working Group; CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Mo – Months.

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
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