Parastomal Hernia: Avoidance and Treatment in the 21st Century

Sean C. Glasgow, Sekhar Dharmarajan

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Despite medical and surgical advances leading to increased ability to restore or preserve gastrointestinal continuity, creation of stomas remains a common surgical procedure. Every ostomy results in a risk for subsequent parastomal herniation, which in turn may reduce quality of life and increase health care expenditures. Recent evidence-supported practices such as utilization of prophylactic reinforcement, attention to stoma placement, and laparoscopic-based stoma repairs with mesh provide opportunities to both prevent and successfully treat parastomal hernias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • colostomy
  • hernia
  • ileostomy
  • mesh
  • parastomal


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