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Hernia

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 279–285 | Cite as

Use of porcine dermal collagen as a prosthetic mesh in a contaminated field for ventral hernia repair: a case report

  • T. M. Saettele
  • S. L. Bachman
  • C. R. Costello
  • S. A. Grant
  • D. S. Cleveland
  • T. S. Loy
  • D. G. Kolder
  • B. J. RamshawEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Chronic infection of a prosthetic mesh implant is a severe complication of ventral hernia repair, and mesh explantation is usually required in these cases. Biologic mesh implants have a possible role in ventral hernia repair in this setting. Here we present a case of chronic mesh infection following ventral hernia repair and the use of a biologic mesh to repair the existing defect following explantation of the infected mesh. Analysis of the explant material demonstrated possible oxidative degradation of the original polypropylene. A review of the literature follows.

Keywords

Ventral hernia Incisional hernia Permacol Wound infection Materials testing 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported in part by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and funding from the University of Missouri-Columbia Food for the twenty-first Century (F21C) grant.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Saettele
    • 1
  • S. L. Bachman
    • 1
  • C. R. Costello
    • 2
  • S. A. Grant
    • 2
  • D. S. Cleveland
    • 3
  • T. S. Loy
    • 3
  • D. G. Kolder
    • 1
  • B. J. Ramshaw
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and Anatomical SciencesUniversity of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA

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