NOVOTNÝ, Tomáš, Jiří JEŘÁBEK, Karel VESELÝ, Robert STAFFA, Martin DVOŘÁK and Jan CAGAŠ. Evaluation of a knitted polytetrafluoroethylene mesh placed intraperitoneally in a New Zealand white rabbit model. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES. NEW YORK: SPRINGER, 2012, vol. 26, No 7, p. 1884-1891. ISSN 0930-2794. doi:10.1007/s00464-011-2120-4.
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Original name Evaluation of a knitted polytetrafluoroethylene mesh placed intraperitoneally in a New Zealand white rabbit model
Authors NOVOTNÝ, Tomáš (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Jiří JEŘÁBEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Karel VESELÝ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Robert STAFFA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Martin DVOŘÁK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Jan CAGAŠ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, NEW YORK, SPRINGER, 2012, 0930-2794.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30200 3.2 Clinical medicine
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 3.427
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14110/12:00060719
Organization unit Faculty of Medicine
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-011-2120-4
UT WoS 000305214100013
Keywords in English Adhesions; Biocompatibility; Hernia; Knitted PTFE; Mesh; Polypropylene
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Abstract
Background The intraperitoneal application of surgical mesh remains a controversial issue because of possible complications, especially adhesion and fistula formation. This study aimed to assess the potential of a knitted polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) mesh for intraabdominal implantation. Methods Twenty-eight 5 x 5 cm samples of knitted macroporous PTFE mesh and light-weight polypropylene mesh (LW-PP) were implanted intraperitoneally in 14 New Zealand white rabbits in a randomized manner and fixed using eight polypropylene stitches. After 90 days, the adhesion formation, adhesion score, shrinkage, strength of fixation to the abdominal wall, and histologic biocompatibility were assessed. Results No intraoperative or anesthesia-related complications or mesh infection were recorded. The average area covered by adhesions was 4.7 +/- 7.2% for the PTFE and 36.4 +/- 36.1% for the LW-PP. The median adhesion score was 0 for the PTFE and 8 for the LW-PP. Shrinkage was 36.9 +/- 12.9% for the PTFE mesh and 12.6 +/- 8.72% for the LW-PP. The mesh-to-abdominal wall fixation strength was almost the same for both materials (PTFE 3.6 +/- 1.9 vs. LW-PP 3.6 +/- 2.9). The inflammatory cell count was almost the same for the two groups, with no statistically significant difference. The width of the inner granuloma was equal (PTFE 10.5 +/- 0.9 vs. LW-PP 11.1 +/- 0.9). The outer granuloma was reduced significantly in the PTFE group (PTFE 23.0 +/- 2.1 vs. LW-PP 33.6 +/- 7.9). One of the animals in the PTFE group died on postoperative day 12 because of ileus. The reason was an adhesion of the small intestine to the polypropylene fixation stitch, which caused small intestine strangulation. Conclusions The knitted PTFE mesh induces fewer intraperitoneal adhesions of lower density than the light-weight polypropylene mesh. The strength of the knitted PTFE mesh fixation to the abdominal wall is comparable with that of the light-weight polypropylene mesh, but the shrinkage is greater. The biocompatibility of the knitted PTFE mesh is comparable with that of the light-weight polypropylene implant.
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