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Table. 1.

Types of meshes with their relative pros and cons

Types of meshMaterials (example)ProsCons
Synthetic
 Non-absorbablePolypropyleneInexpensiveInfection
PolyesterLow recurrence rateWound pain or discomfort
Visceral adhesion
ePTFE/cPTFERelatively less adhesion formation compared with polypropyleneHigher recurrence rate than polypropylene
Lack of firm tissue incorporation
 AbsorbablePolyglactinLower side effect rate than Non-absorbable meshesHigher recurrence rate than Non-absorbable meshes
Polyglycolic acid
Polyglycolic acid/trimethylene carbonateLess expensive than biological meshesInsufficient evidence in long term prognosis
 CompositeConsist of two or more distinct synthetic component (biface) or non-biface mesh with temporary coatingLess adhesion formation with visceraRelatively expensive
Biological
 AbsorbableAllogenic human dermisCan be applied for infected or intraperitoneal fieldExpensive, economic burden High recurrence rate
 Xenogenic
 Porcine dermis
 Porcine intestine
 Bovine dermis
 Bovine pericardium
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