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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1828751, 5 pages
Case Report

Repair of Postoperative Abdominal Hernia in a Child with Congenital Omphalocele Using Porcine Dermal Matrix

1Pediatric Surgery Clinic, General Hospital Papageorgiou, Ring Road N. Efkarpia, 56429 Thessaloniki, Greece
2Neonatal Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital Papageorgiou, Ring Road N. Efkarpia, 56429 Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 10 November 2015; Accepted 10 March 2016

Academic Editor: Tomás A. Salerno

Copyright © 2016 V. Lambropoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Incisional hernias are a common complication appearing after abdominal wall defects reconstruction, with omphalocele and gastroschisis being the most common etiologies in children. Abdominal closure of these defects represents a real challenge for pediatric surgeons with many surgical techniques and various prosthetic materials being used for this purpose. Case Report. We present a case of repair of a postoperative ventral hernia occurring after congenital omphalocele reconstruction in a three-and-a-half-year-old child using an acellular, sterile, porcine dermal mesh. Conclusion. Non-cross-linked acellular porcine dermal matrix is an appropriate mesh used for the reconstruction of abdominal wall defects and their postoperative complications like large ventral hernias with success and preventing their recurrence.