Ventral Hernia Reconstruction With GORE ENFORM Biomaterial

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Introduction:Ventral hernia repair (VHR) is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Degradable mesh is the recommended choice for patients presenting with high-risk co-morbidities or increased risk for infection. GORE® ENFORM BiomaterialTM is a biosynthetic degradable mesh that has recently been approved for use in ventral hernia reconstruction with no reports of its clinical outcomes. Methods: This study was a single surgeon case series. Patients were included in the study if they underwent VHR with GORE® ENFORM BiomaterialTM. The decision to use GORE® ENFORM BiomaterialTM was the senior surgeon’s decision based on the patient's center for disease control classification. Patient comorbidities, hernia characteristics, postoperative hernia recurrence, and surgical site occurrences (SSOs) were collected at in-patient follow-up appointments and chart review. Patients were asked to complete preoperative and postoperative patient-reported outcomes (PROs) using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Pain Intensity short form 3a and the hernia-specific quality of life (HerQLes) survey. Results: A total of 15 patients were included in this study. The average length of follow-up was 315 days. Postoperatively, 26.7% of patients had an SSO with 4 surgical site infections. Two patients required an operative washout with mesh removal. One patient experienced hernia recurrence. Eight of the 15 patients completed preoperative and postoperative PROs. Conclusion: This is the first clinical study to report the outcomes of ventral hernia repair using ENFORM mesh. These results show that Enform mesh is an option to consider in complex ventral hernia reconstruction.

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Cited Authors

  • Hollins, AW; Atia, A; Zhang, G; Mateas, C; Schmidt, M; Fillipo, R; Hope, WW; Levinson, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 2022

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2292-5511

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2292-5503

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/22925503221120575

Citation Source

  • Scopus