loop colostomy

loop colostomy

Etymology: ME, loupe + Gk, kolon, colon, stoma, mouth
a type of temporary colostomy performed as part of the surgical treatment for repair of some colon diseases. The procedure involves bringing an intact segment of colon proximal to the repair through an abdominal incision and suturing it onto the abdomen. A stoma is created with both proximal and distal lumens opening into it. The colostomy is reversed after resolution of the original pathology. Also called double-barrel colostomy. See also colostomy irrigation, Hirschsprung's disease.
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The defect was closed primarily and the transverse colon brought to the skin in a diverting loop colostomy.
One required a loop colostomy 3 years after completing treatment for anal stenosis causing faecal incontinence and 1 required an APR 2 years after chemoradiation for persistent anal pain.
It has been reported as an unusual complication after diversion transverse loop colostomy in a patient with long-standing ulcerative colitis resulting from distal stomal and rectal stenosis and accumulation of mucus in the closed loop over many years (5).
At the initial operation, a loop colostomy is fashioned proximal to the obstructing tumour (which is left in situ) in order to decompress the bowel.
After extensive discussions over the various options available for treatment, the likely consequences of previous radiotherapy and HIFU to the pelvic tissues, and the possibility of residual adenocarcinoma impairing healing, the patient underwent a cystoprostatectomy, formation of ileal conduit, debridement and repair of the rectal defect, pelvic lymph node dissection and formation of diverting sigmoid loop colostomy.