Department of Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
*Correspondence address: Corey R Deeken, PhD, Department of Surgery, Washington University, School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8109, St Louis, MO 63110
email: [email protected]
Received January 18, 2012; Revised and Accepted March 12, 2012.
Disclosure Information: Dr Deeken is a consultant for Atrium Medical Corporation and CR Bard/Davol, Inc. and has received honoraria from Covidien and Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, as well as grant support fromAtrium Medical Corporation, Covidien, Kensey Nash Corporation, andMusculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Dr Matthews is a consultant for Atrium Medical Corporation and Ethicon, Incorporated. He also receives honoraria and research/equipment support from Atrium Medical Corporation, Ethicon EndoSurgery, Karl Storz Endoscopy, Stryker Endoscopy, and WL Gore & Associates, Incorporated. Margaret M Frisella is a consultant for Atrium Medical Corporation and receives honoraria from WL Gore & Associates. All other authors have nothing to disclose. The study was supported by research grants fromCovidien. Permacol scaffolds were donated by Covidien.
Supported by the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Washington University Dean's Summer Fellowship program.
Messrs Pui and Tang contributed equally to this work.
Abstract presented at the American Hernia Society Annual Meeting, New York, NY, March 2012.