When to use a prophylactic mesh after stoma closure: a case–control study

C. Ramírez-Giraldo, A. Torres-Cuellar, C. Cala-Noriega, C. E. Figueroa-Avendaño, J. Navarro-Alean

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Purpose: The closure of a stoma is frequently associated with an acceptable morbidity and mortality. One of the most frequent complications is incisional hernia at the stoma site, which occurs in 20%–40% of cases, higher than incisions in other parts of the abdomen. The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with the presentation of incisional hernia after stoma closure, this in order to select patients who are candidates for prophylactic mesh placement during closure. Methods: An unpaired case–control study was conducted. This study involved 164 patients who underwent a stoma closure between January 2014 and December 2019. Associated factors for the development of incisional hernia at the site of the stoma after closure were identified, for which it was performed a logistic regression analysis. Results: 41 cases and 123 controls were analyzed, with a mean follow-up of 35.21 ± 18.42 months, the mean age for performing the stoma closure was 65.28 ± 14.07 years, the most frequent cause for performing the stoma was malignant disease (65.85%). Risk factor for the development of incisional hernia at the stoma site after its closure was identified as a history of parastomal hernia (OR 5.90, CI95% 1.97–17.68). Conclusions: The use of prophylactic mesh at stoma closure should be considered in patients with a history of parastomal hernia since these patients present a significantly higher risk of developing a hernia.

Translated title of the contributionCuándo utilizar una malla profiláctica tras el cierre del estoma: un estudio de casos y controles
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467–472
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Nov 12 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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