European Hernia Society guidelines on prevention and treatment of parastomal hernias

Introduction The evidence-based work on these guidelines on the diagnosis and management of parastomal hernias revealed the lack of evidence on several topics, which need to be addressed by multicenter trials. Some recommendations could be supported by evidence, including that parastomal hernia prevention using a prophylactic mesh for end colostomies reduces parastomal herniation. The guidelines […]

European Hernia Society classification of parastomal hernias

Summary A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). Reference: Śmietański, M., Szczepkowski, M., Alexandre, J.A. et […]