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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Meta-analysis and systematic review of the use of a prosthetic mesh for prevention of parastomal hernia. Ann Surg 2021; 274: 20-28.

Published: 24th November 2021

Authors: Prudhomme M, Fabbro-Peray P, Rullier E, Occean BV, Bertrand MM


All published RCTs were analysed, though there was great heterogeneity in terms of surgical technique, mesh position, and diagnosis of parastomal hernia. There is no evidence yet that mesh should be used routinely.

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