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This trial showed the Hughes abdominal closure did not significantly reduce the incidence of incisional hernias at 1 year compared with standard mass closure in colorectal cancer patients.

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Susan O’Connell 1, Saiful Islam 2, Bernadette Sewell 3, Angela Farr 3, Laura Knight 1, Nadim Bashir 2, Rhiannon Harries 4, Sian Jones 5, Andrew Cleves 1, Greg Fegan 2, Alan Watkins 2, Jared Torkington 6,*

1 Cedar Healthcare Technology Research Centre, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK
2 Swansea Trials Unit, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
3 Swansea Centre for Health Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
4 Department of Colorectal Surgery, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, UK
5 Public and patient involvement, , UK
6 Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
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