Is pneumoperitoneum the cause of mesh shrinkage of biomaterial in laparoscopic IPOM hernia repair?

Nicolas Kuehnert
Introduction: Today, the laparoscopic placement of intraperitoneal onlay mesh is an accepted and common technique used in hernia surgery. One of the unsolved issues of laparoscopic hernia repair is the change of volume and surface of implanted meshes after gas insufflation. The required pneumoperitoneum[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]