Use of prophylactic mesh when creating a colostomy does not prevent parastomal hernia. A randomized controlled trial—STOMAMESH. Ann Surgery 2019; 269: 427-431.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Odensten C, Strigård K, Rutegård J, Dahlberg M, Ståhle U, Gunnarsson U et al.


Some 211 patients were assessed after one year (198 had a CT). Routine mesh placement did not reduce the risk of parastomal hernia diagnosed clinically (P=0.086) or radiologically (P=0.748).

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