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Prophylactic biological mesh Reinforcement versus Standard Closure of Stoma Site (ROCSS): a multicenter, randomized controlled trial. Lancet 2020; 395: 417-426

Published: 29th April 2020

Authors: Reinforcement of Stoma Closure Site (ROCSS) Collaborative , West Midlands Research Collaborative


Some 790 patients were included. After two years, incisional hernia was detected in 12 per cent of patients who had mesh and 20% of controls: relative risk 0.62, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.43 to 0.9, P=0.012. Rates of wound infection, adverse events and quality-of-life were similar.

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