Randomized prospective comparison of long-term results of onlay and sublay mesh repair techniques for incisional hernia
Sevinç, B.; Okuş, A.; Ay, S.; Aksoy, N.; Karahan, Ö.
Objective: Incisional hernia is a significant problem after laparotomy, and there is still no consensus on an ideal treatment method. The aim of this study was to compare the results of onlay and sublay mesh repair techniques. Material and Methods: In this randomized prospective trial, 100 patients were divided into two groups: Onlay and sublay groups. Recurrences were evaluated by performing a physical examination. Results: The median follow-up was 37.1 (26.6 to 46.5) months. In the onlay groupp, the mean operation time was significantly shorter. However, in terms of postoperative pain and wound complications, the sublay group had significantly better results. The recurrence rates were found to be similar in both groups (6% in the onlay group and 2% in the sublay group). Conclusion: In the treatment of incisional hernia, sublay mesh repair is superior to onlay mesh repair in terms of postoperative pain and wound complications. Both techniques have similar recurrence rates. © 2018 Turkish Surgical Association.... Show more Show less