Table 3: Summary of the overall post-operative complications observed over the course of the study

Type N Actions
Early complicationsa
Wound infection 4
   Superficial 4 Supplement oral antibiotics
   Deep (infected mesh) 0
Haemoserous discharge 3 Regular change of dressing
Superficial haematoma 1 Conservative management
Symptomatic seroma 1 Conservative management
Late complicationsb
Sinus formation (stitch) 1 Excision of Prolene stitch
Mesh explantation 0
Intraperitoneal complication 0
Hernia recurrence 0

a Only one of the 9 early complications occurred in a patient with placement of mesh in a sublay position;
b Out of a total of 83 patients that could be contacted between June and July 2013