Journal article

Five Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Laparoscopic Repair of Very Large Hiatus Hernia With Sutures Versus Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Mesh

David Watson, Sarah K Thompson, Peter G Devitt, Ahmad Aly, Tanya Irvine, Simon D Woods, Susan Gan, Philip A Game, Glyn G Jamieson



OBJECTIVE: To determine whether absorbable or nonabsorbable mesh repair of large hiatus hernias is followed by less recurrences at late follow-up compared to sutured repair. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Radiological recurrences have been reported in up to 30% of patients after repair of large hiatus hernias, and mesh repair has been proposed as a solution. Earlier trials have revealed mixed outcomes and early outcomes from a trial reported previously revealed no short-term advantages for mesh repair. METHODS: Multicentre prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial of 3 methods of hiatus hernia repair; sutures versus absorbable mesh versus nonabsorbable mesh. Primary outcome - hernia ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This randomized trial was supported by the Research Project Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Grant numbers 375111 and 1022722.