Parastomal Hernia

  • Leif A. Israelsson
  • Alfred Janson


Creating an ostomy is a common surgical procedure utilized in both elective and emergent situations. Parastomal hernia develops in 30–50% of patients supplied with an ostomy, and one-third of these demand repairs. In randomized trials a prophylactic prosthetic mesh placed in a sublay position has reduced the rate of parastomal hernia. This has been achieved without any increase in the rate of complications. After suture repair or relocation of the stoma, recurrence rates are unacceptably high. With open or laparoscopic mesh repairs, considerably lower recurrence rates are reported.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Perioperative SciencesUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySundsvall HospitalSundsvallSweden

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