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To evaluate the fibrosis induced by four different meshes: Marlex®, Parietex Composite®, Vicryl® and Ultrapro®. Histological cutouts of abdominal wall were analyzed with polarized light 28 days after the meshes implants and colorized by picrosirius to identify the intensity of collagen types I and III, and their maturation index. When the four groups were compared, the total collagen area analyzed was bigger in groups A and D, with no difference between them. The collagen type I density wasdoi:10.1590/s0102-865020180090000007 pmid:30328911 fatcat:xzq7uxwobfcrdigxny4wmaw6qq