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Table 2  RCT studies for open abdominal surgery

From: Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society [IEHS])—Part III

Study No. of patients Population Comments
Pans [60] 288 Obese Resorbable mesh
Gutierrez de la Pena [63] 100 Mixed Unclear randomization
Strzelczyk [62] 74 Obese Unblinded
Bevis [59] 80 AAA Includes patients with previous laparotomies
  1. RCT randomized controlled trial, AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm