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Biomaterials and the Evolution of Hernia Repair III: Biologically Derived Prosthetic Meshes

  • Raul A. Cortes
  • Edward Miranda
  • Hanmin Lee
  • Michael E. Gertner


The concept of using biologically based tissues as constructs is not new. For example, tissue-based heart valves have been used in cardiac surgery for more than three decades with excellent clinical success. Using protein fixation techniques, long-term host recognition of cadaveric or porcine antigens have been successfully repressed.


Hernia Repair Ventral Hernia Repair Acellular Dermal Matrix Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Porcine Dermis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raul A. Cortes
    • 1
  • Edward Miranda
    • 2
  • Hanmin Lee
    • 3
  • Michael E. Gertner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryCalifornia-Pacific Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Pediatrics, and OB-Gyn and Reproductive ServicesUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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