A review of patch options in the repair of congenital diaphragm defects.
Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) continues to pose a dilemma for the pediatric surgeon. While the management of CDH has evolved from surgical urgency to delayed repair after medical optimization with substantial improvements in mortality, morbidity continues to perplex clinicians. Significant morbidity occurs with recurrence, re-recurrence and complications such as obstructions, principally with mesh repair. When primary closure is not possible, mesh repair is indicated. While there are several non-absorbable prosthetic, absorbable biosynthetic and composite mesh types available, the ideal mesh remains elusive. In this article, we reviewed the current materials, reported advantages, and animal and clinical studies of non-absorbable prosthetic, absorbable biosynthetic and composite mesh. However, adequate comparative data are lacking, leaving a wide void for future animal models and clinical studies.
Pediatric surgery international
Animals; Biocompatible Materials; Clinical Trials as Topic; Hernia, Diaphragmatic; Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital; Herniorrhaphy; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Polytetrafluoroethylene; Surgical Mesh
Biocompatible materials; diaphragmatic hernia; Herniorrhaphy
Gasior, A. C., St Peter, S. D. A review of patch options in the repair of congenital diaphragm defects. Pediatric surgery international 28, 327-333 (2012).