Parastomal hernia: a growing problem with new solutions.

  title={Parastomal hernia: a growing problem with new solutions.},
  author={Christopher T Aquina and James C. Iannuzzi and Christian P Probst and Kristin N. Kelly and Katia K. Noyes and Fergal J. Fleming and John R. T. Monson},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  volume={31 4-5},
Parastomal hernia is one of the most common complications following stoma creation and its prevalence is only expected to increase. It often leads to a decrease in the quality of life for patients due to discomfort, pain, frequent ostomy appliance leakage, or peristomal skin irritation and can result in significantly increased healthcare costs. Surgical technique for parastomal hernia repair has evolved significantly over the past two decades with the introduction of new types of mesh and… CONTINUE READING