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Table 2 Long-Term Outcomes (> 2 year follow-up)

From: Long-term follow-up of prophylactic mesh reinforcement after emergency laparotomy. A retrospective controlled study

 N (%) General; N = 187 (100) Group M; N = 56 (29.1) Group S; N = 131 (70.9) P value
Incisional hernia 56 (29.9) 8(14.3) 48 (36.6) 0.002
Long-term incisional hernia diagnosis* 15 (32.1) 3 (37.5) 12 (28.2) 0.53
Chronic pain 0 0
Chronic infection 2 (1.3) 2 (4.3)
Mesh removal 0 0
Incisional hernia repair 14 (25.0) 2 (25.0) 12 (25.0) 0.03
Recurrence after incisional hernia repair 3 (21.4) 2 (100) 1 (8.3) 0.39
  1. *IH diagnosis after 2 years of postoperative follow-up