Preventing parastomal hernia with a prosthetic mesh: a 5-year follow-up of a randomized study
2009 (English)In: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 33, no 1, 118-121 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: Parastomal hernia is a major clinical problem. In a randomized, clinical trial, a prosthetic mesh in a sublay position at the index operation reduced the rate of parastomal hernia at 12-month follow-up, without any increase in the rate of complications. This study was designed to evaluate the rate of complications after 5 years.
METHODS: Between January 2001 and April 2003, 54 patients who had a permanent ostomy were randomized to a conventional stoma or to a stoma with the addition of a mesh in a sublay position. A large-pore, lightweight mesh with a reduced polypropylene content and a high proportion of absorbable material was used.
RESULTS: After 5 years, 21 patients with a conventional stoma were alive and parastomal herniation was recorded in 17 patients, of whom repair had been demanded in 5. In 15 patients operated on with the addition of a mesh herniation, that did not require repair, was present in 2 (P<0.001). No fistulas or strictures developed. No mesh infection was noted and no mesh was removed during the study period.
CONCLUSIONS: At stoma formation, a prophylactic low-weight mesh in a sublay position is a safe procedure that reduces the rate of parastomal hernia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 33, no 1, 118-121 p.
Research subject Surgery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-22666DOI: 10.1007/s00268-008-9785-4PubMedID: 19011935OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-22666DiVA: diva2:217544