Temporary colostomy for trauma - A new method to simplify colostomy closure

Arun Gosain, Robert E. Markison, William P. Schecter*

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A technique for construction of a functional loop colostomy is described for the management of colonic injuries in which complete fecal diversion is not required. The colostomy and mucous fistula are converted into a functional loop colostomy at the initial procedure and exteriorized through a single stoma. Subsequent colostomy closure is simplified. Intraperitoneal colostomy closure can usually be performed by mobilizing the colon at the stoma site without resorting to formal laparotomy

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-222
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon & Rectum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987


  • Colon trauma
  • Colostomy
  • Loop colostomy
  • Surgical stapler
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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