Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021 Mar 13. Epub 2021 Mar 13.
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Duke South, #1557A, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.
Background: The management of complicated ventral hernias (CVH), namely ventral hernias in actively or recently infected/contaminated operative fields, and open abdomens in which the native fascia cannot be primarily reapproximated, pose a surgical challenge. Fetal Bovine and Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix (BADM and PADM) biologic meshes are being increasingly used in these scenarios. A comparison, however, of clinically relevant outcomes between the two is lacking. Read More