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Table 2

Characteristics of an ideal mesh.

S.No Characteristics
1. Resistance
2. Durability
3. Tissue tolerance
4. Flexibility and memory
5. Non-migration
6. Stability
7. Pervious pores
8. Sterilizability
9. Non-carcinogenic
10. Should block infectious diseases transmission
11. Resist shrinkage
12. Should have the ability to degrade itself over time and be easy to manufacture
13. Minimal adhesion formation
14. Should bear excellent tissue in growth with minimal shrinkage
15. Should allow the formation of seroma but not fistula
16. Promote minimal pain
17. Should not change compliance of abdominal wall
18. Should have elasticity in more than one dimension
19. Should possess the quality of adhesiveness