Loop Colostomy Without a Rod

Papachristou, D. N.; Papachristou, M. D.
January 2004
American Surgeon;Jan2004, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p89
Academic Journal
Loop colostomy is traditionally prevented from retracting into the peritoneal cavity by a rod or other supporting device. The rod can be safely replaced by a single suture. The technique facilitates fitting of the ostomy bag and eliminates the need to remove the supporting element later on.


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