[Surgical treatment and prophylaxis of parastomal hernias]

Zentralbl Chir. 2008 Sep;133(5):464-7. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1076958. Epub 2008 Oct 15.
[Article in German]


Despite the progress concerning operative techniques, parastomal hernias remain a surgical challenge. The high risk for recurrence demands precise indications for operative repair. Mesh implants reduce the recurrence rate. Among such procedures, the retromuscular mesh augmentation represents an established method, whereas the value of other techniques still has to be defined. Also, the prophylactic use of meshes is able to reduce the incidence of parastomal hernias. With regard to short- and long-term complications, their general recommendation must be proven in further studies.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colostomy*
  • Hernia, Ventral / prevention & control
  • Hernia, Ventral / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy*
  • Peritoneum / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Rectus Abdominis / surgery
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Surgical Mesh