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Chir Ital. 2009 May-Jun;61(3):347-9.

Parastomal hernia repair with the use of Parietex composite mesh: a technical note.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, University of Catania.


Parastomal hernia is an incisional hernia related to an abdominal wall stoma. The incidence ranges from 5 to 50% and only 10% of these require surgical treatment. The authors propose an innovative surgical technique for treatment of parastomal hernia. Many kinds of repair for paracolostomal hernias have been proposed: simple fascia repair, stoma relocation and repair with prosthetic devices. We describe a successful local repair and a new approach to treat this defect using a polypropylene mesh.

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