Prophylactic mesh placement to prevent parastomal hernia, early results of a prospective multicentre randomized trial

@article{Brandsma2015ProphylacticMP,
  title={Prophylactic mesh placement to prevent parastomal hernia, early results of a prospective multicentre randomized trial},
  author={H. T. Brandsma and Birgitta M. E. Hansson and Th. J. Aufenacker and Dick van Geldere and Felix M V Lammeren and Chander Mahabier and Pascal Steenvoorde and T. S. de Vries Reilingh and Ren{\'e} M J Wiezer and Johannes H. W. de Wilt and Rob P Bleichrodt and Camiel Rosman},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={535-541}
}
Parastomal hernia (PSH) is a common complication after colostomy formation. Recent studies indicate that mesh implantation during formation of a colostomy might prevent a PSH. To determine if placement of a retromuscular mesh at the colostomy site is a feasible, safe and effective procedure in preventing a parastomal hernia, we performed a multicentre randomized controlled trial in 11 large teaching hospitals and three university centres in The Netherlands. Augmentation of the abdominal wall… CONTINUE READING
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