Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie

, Volume 379, Issue 3, pp 168–171 | Cite as

Biomaterials for abdominal wall hernia surgery and principles of their applications

  • P. K. Amid
  • A. G. Shulman
  • I. L. Lichtenstein
  • M. Hakakha


This article focuses special attention on the porosity, cellular permeability and molecular permeability of biomaterials and their effect on infection, host tissue incorporation and seroma formation when mesh is used for the repair of abdominal wall hernias. Furthermore, the general principles of the application of biomaterials, regardless of the technique used for their employment, is discussed.


Diese Arbeit befaßt sich mit der Durchlässigkeit sowohl zellulär als auch molekular von Biomaterialien und ihre Auswirkungen auf Infektion, Serombildung und Akzeptanz in Empfängergewebe bei der Implantation von Netzmaterialien in der Hernienchirurgie. Darüber hinaus werden die allgemeinen Prinzipien der Anwendung von Biomaterialien unabhängig von der jeweiligen Implantationstechnik diskutiert.


Biomaterialien Kunststoffnetz Hernienchirurgie 

Biomaterialien in der hernienchirurgie und ihre anwendung


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Amid
    • 1
  • A. G. Shulman
    • 1
  • I. L. Lichtenstein
    • 1
  • M. Hakakha
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterHarbor-UCLA Research and Education InstituteLos AngelesUSA

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