Foreign-body reaction of the different meshes.

Immunohistochemical labelling of rabbit macrophages (arrows) using the RAM-11 monoclonal antibody (200x) (top panel). Positive cell percentages recorded after 14 and 90 days of implant (bottom panel). Results are expressed as the mean ± SEM. *, p<0.01 and #, p<0.001 vs. VentralightTM at 14 days; |, p<0.01 and †, p<0.001 vs. VentralightTM at 90 days; ‡, p<0.05 vs. Bard meshTM at 90 days. Prosthetic filaments (F), polyglecaprone film (*). PhysiomeshTM (Phy), new composite mesh (NCM), VentralightTM (VL).

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