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Hernia. 2010 Oct;14(5):495-8. doi: 10.1007/s10029-010-0673-0. Epub 2010 May 23.

Laparoscopic stoma formation with a prophylactic prosthetic mesh.

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Department of Surgery, Kirurgkliniken, Sundsvalls sjukhus, Sundsvall, Sweden.



One year after stoma formation with an open technique, the rate of parastomal hernia is almost 50%. The herniation rate can be reduced to 10% with the use of a prophylactic mesh in a sublay position. For stomas formed with a laparoscopic technique, a surgical method with the use of prophylactic mesh should be sought.


Patients with a sigmoidostomy created with a laparoscopic technique were provided with a prophylactic large-pore, low-weight mesh in a sublay position. Follow-up examination was carried out after at least 12 months.


Between March 2003 and May 2007, a sigmoidostomy was created in 25 patients. The patients' mean age was 65 years (range 31-89), the mean body mass index was 26 (range 21-32) and 15 were female. One stoma necrosis and two minor wound infections occurred. Parastomal hernia was present in 3 of 20 patients (15%) available for follow-up examination after 11-31 months (mean 19). No fistulas or strictures had developed. No mesh infection was noted and no mesh was removed.


In laparoscopic stoma formation, a prophylactic large-pore, low-weight mesh in a sublay position is an easy and safe procedure associated with a low rate of parastomal hernia.

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