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No reduction in parastomal hernia rate 3 years after stoma construction with prophylactic mesh. Three-year follow-up results from STOMAMESH—a multicenter double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Ringblom C, Odensten C, Strigård K, Gunnarsson U, Näsvall P.

Ann Surg 2023; 277: 38-42.

Some 154 patients were evaluable after three years. There was no significant difference in clinical or radiological rates of stoma hernia, or reintervention.

Comment: One of a number of similar trials, with varying results. Clearly not as definitive as for abdominal wounds.

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