Use of biologic mesh at ostomy takedown to prevent incisional hernia: A case series.
INTRODUCTION: Incisional hernias are a relatively common occurrence after ostomy takedown with a incidence of 30-35%. The use of biologic mesh offers a means to bolster the stoma incision site with a lower risk of infection than synthetic mesh.
METHODS: This study represents a retrospective chart review of six patients who underwent stoma takedown and had biologic mesh placed in the retrorectus position during repair from March 2015 until March 2016.
RESULTS: There has been a zero-rate of hernia occurrence for the six patients who underwent stoma takedown. No incisional hernias were noted on physical exam with follow up ranging from 11 to 25 months.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that placement of biologic mesh is a safe and effective way of preventing incisional hernias at stoma sites.
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Lalezari, S., Caparelli, M. L., & Allamaneni, S. (2017). Use of biologic mesh at ostomy takedown to prevent incisional hernia: A case series. International journal of surgery case reports, 41, 107–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.10.002
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery