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
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9823816
Lasted Revision: 2004-11-17
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).