Newsletter, August 2019

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Factors increasing risk of parastomal hernia formation

Knowing the risks may help ostomates 

Having and living with a stoma is a major challenge for the people affected. The stoma is one thing, but then there is also the risk of developing a parastomal hernia, which adds even more challenges to the situation.

Unfortunately, parastomal herniation (PSH) is a common complication following stoma surgery and there is a number of factors that may increase the risk of hernia development.

However, being aware of the risks may help prevent the hernia formation.

To get the full picture of the risk factors associated with the development of a parastomal hernia, it is important to distinguish between patient and surgical variables.

We have made a list of these factors and although many of them cannot be avoided, being aware of them may help handling them.

Click here to see the list.


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