Parastomal hernia: is prevention better than cure? Use of preperitoneal polypropylene mesh at the time of stoma formation

@article{Vijayasekar2008ParastomalHI,
  title={Parastomal hernia: is prevention better than cure? Use of preperitoneal polypropylene mesh at the time of stoma formation},
  author={Chandrasekar Vijayasekar and Kalimuthu Marimuthu and Vikas Jadhav and Georgie Mathew},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={309-313}
}
This is a prospective study of prophylactic mesh placement in the preperitoneal space at the time of stoma formation to prevent parastomal hernia. Patients undergoing elective permanent stoma formation and resiting of a stoma were included. Patients with peritoneal contamination were excluded. A 6×6-cm polypropylene mesh was placed in the preperitoneal space (no stitches), and a circular hole was made to let the bowel come through with ease and the stoma was constructed. At follow-up, the… CONTINUE READING
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