Prospective, randomized study on the use of a prosthetic mesh for prevention of parastomal hernia of permanent colostomy. Dis Colon Rectum 2015; 58: 943-949.

Published: 29th March 2016

Authors: Vierimaa M, Klintrup K, Biancari F, Victorzon M, Carpelan-Holmström M, Kössi J et al. et al.


In this study of 83 procedures, the mesh reduced the rate of parastomal hernia detected clinically (14.3 versus 32.3 per cent, P=0.049), but not hernias detected on CT (51.4 versus 53.1 per cent, P=1.0).

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