STOMA CLOSURE AND REINFORCEMENT (SCAR) TRIAL A single center pilot study of the safety and effectiveness of a mesh reinforcement of ileostomy closure to prevent hernia formation in left sided colon and rectal cancer patients
Hernia formation at sites of ostomy closure is a common complication. The investigator believes that using evidence based hernia repair techniques as a preventive measure during closure of ostomies will reduce the incidence of hernia formation. In this trial, the investigator will pilot a novel technique of large pore monofilament polypropylene mesh reinforcement of the abdominal wall defects that remain after closure of an ileostomy to evaluate for safety and begin to evaluate the effectiveness compared to standard techniques.
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