Prosthetic mesh in parastomal hernia prevention. Laparoscopic approach

Manuel López-Cano*, Roberto Lozoya-Trujillo, Eloy Espin-Basany

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Abstract

The use of a sublay mesh in open surgery has been probed to be an efficient strategy for the prevention of parastomal hernia. Based on these previous reports, placing a composite mesh (polypropylene/cellulose) in an intraperitoneal fashion seems to be a good technique when a laparoscopic approach is performed. This technique is easy to perform. Mesh is kept in place with the help of tackers, normal intra-abdominal pressure, and the colon itself. We report the description of a laparoscopic technique for placing an intraperitoneal mesh for the prevention of a parastomal hernia.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1006-1007
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Parastomal hernia
  • Prevention
  • Prosthetic mesh

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