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How Porcine Tissue May Help Liver Transplant Patients

Two pigletsHernias occur after about 30 percent of orthotropic liver transplants, or OLT.

As discussed earlier this year in the Germany Journal of Gastroenterology, a group of Austrian researchers looked at this problem and found that use of porcine non-cross-biological patches seemed feasible for hernia repair after OLT.

The study notes that “wound infections in these patients have been observed with other meshes. Further investigation is needed to prove potential superiority of this biological to the other meshes.”

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