Randomized, controlled, prospective trial of the use of a mesh to prevent parastomal hernia.

  title={Randomized, controlled, prospective trial of the use of a mesh to prevent parastomal hernia.},
  author={Xavier Serra-Aracil and Jordi Bombard{\'o}-Junca and Juan Moreno-Matias and Anna Darnell and Laura Mora-L{\'o}pez and Manuel Alc{\'a}ntara-Moral and Isidro Ayguavives-Garnica and Salvador Navarro-Soto},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={249 4},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of terminal parastomal hernia (PH) after colostomy placement may be as high as 50%. The effect of the PH may range from discomfort to life-threatening complications. Surgical procedures for repairing PH are difficult to perform and present a high-failure rate. OBJECTIVE To reduce the incidence of PH by implanting a lightweight mesh in the sublay position. MATERIAL AND METHODS Randomized, controlled, prospective study. Patients were scheduled for permanent end… CONTINUE READING
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