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Laparoscopic intraperitoneal mesh repair of a parastomal hernia

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2016;16(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4680

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A 73-year-old male patient, previously submitted to a radical cystoprostatectomy with ileal conduit as urinary diversion for urothelial cancer, was admitted to the emergency department because of stomal tumefaction and malfunction. There was no evidence of oncologic relapse. CT-scan revealed an abscess in the parastomal area as well as a parastomal hernia. The abscess was treated with percutaneous drainage and antibiotics. In a second time, he was submitted to a laparoscopic correction of the parastomal defect. The procedure was performed with no-flexible cameras and straight laparoscopic instruments. For defect correction, a laparoscopic intraperitoneal mesh repair (IPOM) technique was used. No complications were observed and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 6.