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Sutureless mesh fibrin glue incisional hernia repair

  • M. Canziani
  • F. Frattini
  • M. Cavalli
  • S. Agrusti
  • F. Somalvico
  • G. Campanelli
Original Article



The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of sutureless incisional open hernia repair with mesh fixation only using a fibrin glue sealant.


From 2002 to 2007, 40 patients underwent surgical recurrent incisional hernia repair, consisting of a sutureless positioning of a retromuscolar-preperitoneal polypropylene stiff mesh, fixed only with 2 ml of human fibrin glue.


The average hospitalization period was 3 days; postoperative complications occurred in seven patients: wound infection in four patients and hematoma in three patients. Seroma was not observed. Postoperative pain occurred in two patients, while chronic pain occurred in one patient; the remaining 37 patients were pain-free.


The use of an open retromuscolar mesh is an easy, inexpensive and relatively safe method to repair large incisional hernias. In our study the use of fibrin glue sealant demonstrated a low incidence of postoperative pain and short hospitalization.


Ventral hernia Mesh Fibrin glue Incisional hernia repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Canziani
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Frattini
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Cavalli
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Agrusti
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Somalvico
    • 3
  • G. Campanelli
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.University of InsubriaVarese (VA)Italy
  2. 2.Unit of General Surgery, Day and Week Surgery, Department of Surgical SciencesMultimedica Holding S.p.ACastellanza (VA)Italy
  3. 3.Statistical UnitMultimedica Holding S.p.ASesto San Giovanni (MI)Italy

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