Colonoscopy-assisted colostomy–an alternative to laparotomy: report of two cases

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Mukherjee A, Parikh VA, Aguilar PS

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of performing fecal diversion with the help of a colonoscope without a concomitant laparotomy.

METHODS: Colostomies were performed on two patients who needed fecal diversion and who would benefit from avoiding the morbidity of laparotomy. A colonoscope was used in each case to guide the surgeon in selecting the appropriate bowel segment.

RESULTS: No complications related to the colostomy were noted in either patient.

CONCLUSIONS: The technique of colonoscopy-assisted colostomy that we have described offers an acceptable method of creating a stoma without the need for laparotomy.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Diseases of the colon and rectum
Journal Abbreviation: Dis. Colon Rectum
Journal Date Published: 1998-12-04

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 9823816
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2004-11-17

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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