Local Treatment of an End Colostomy Prolapse 6 Months after Abdominoperineal Resection

Nikolaos, Krokos; Michailidou, Evropi; Karakatsanis, Anestis; Margioulas, Apostolos
November 2011
American Surgeon;Nov2011, Vol. 77 Issue 11, pE218
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of an 83-year old patient who was treated for his end colostomy prolapse six months after abdominoperineal resection for a low rectal cancer with an irreducible stomal prolapse. The surgeons reversed the prolapsed intestinal wall and constructed a new colostomy for the patient. Various reasons for the stomal prolapse are suggested. Conservative measures were undertaken and the use of linear stapler was effective in preventing blood loss during the surgery.


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