Plastic Surgery International / 2012 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Use and Indications of Human Acellular Dermis in Ventral Hernia Repair at a Community Hospital

Table 5

Comparisons of recurrence rate based on previous hernia surgery.

VariableRecurrence No
recurrence
P value

Recurrent26% 23% 0.8

Of recurrent cases:

Previous mesh infection29% 14% 1.0
Type of most recent operation
  Open 71% 29% 1.0
  Lap 71% 29%
Previous mesh
 Human acellular dermis 43% 14% 0.4
 ePTFE43% 14%
 PTFE/polypropylene 14% 14%
 Polypropylene 0% 30%
 Suture 0% 14%
 Unknown 0% 14%

ePTFE: polytetrafluoroethylene.

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