Illeal conduit associated parastomal hernias: A novel laparoscopic top hat repair

Isaac M Melin, Sergio M Navarro, Jacob Albersheim, Khushabu Kasabwala, Christopher Weight, James V Harmon

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Parastomal hernias (PH) are a well-known complication following ileal conduit urinary diversion. We present a case report of a woman in her mid-nineties with a symptomatic parastomal hernia at the site of her ileal conduit which was repaired laparoscopically by an inverted top-hat technique. The “top hat” is constructed by assembling a transected ring of synthetic mesh with a secondary mesh cylinder and laparoscopically securing this mesh construct in an underlay fashion. At eighteen months follow-up, the patient remains pain free and without evidence of hernia recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101758
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - Nov 2021

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  • Ileal conduit
  • Inverted top-hat repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Parastomal hernia

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  • Case Reports


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