Title

Parastomal herniation of the gallbladder

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2005

Journal

Hernia

Volume

9

Issue

4

DOI

10.1007/s10029-005-0340-z

Keywords

Gallbladder; Hernia; Herniation; Parastomal

Abstract

Parastomal hernias can occur in up to 31% of patients following an enterostomy (Cheung in Aust N Z J Surg 65:808-811, 1995). This type of hernia develops through an intentional fascial defect. Commonly, most parastomal hernias involve a reducible segment of omentum, small bowel, or colon. Typically, these hernias are asymptomatic and associated rarely with strangulation or obstruction. Patient preference and clinical scenario may dictate management of these hernias. Non-operative management of parastomal hernias includes abdominal binders and enterostomy belts. Operative management includes a host of options including mesh repair, a new stoma site, or revision. This paper documents the first reported case of a parastomal hernia involving the gallbladder. Optimal technique and site placement of a stoma are also discussed. © Springer-Verlag 2005.

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