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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Loop ileostomy versus loop colostomy for fecal diversion after colorectal or coloanal anastomosis: a meta-analysis.
3) There are different surgical options for colostomy depending on the site of obstruction such as transverse loop/divided or sigmoid loop/divided loop colostomy.
The operative finding was that of an unresectable caecal tumour, and a defunctioning loop colostomy was formed.
A sigmoid loop colostomy was applied to decompress the large bowel.
The defect was closed primarily and the transverse colon brought to the skin in a diverting loop colostomy.
The case of a 70-year-old man who presented with strangulated rectal prolapse and was managed successfully with perineal proctosigmoidectomy (Altemeier's procedure) combined with diverting sigmoid loop colostomy is described.
He proceeded to a sigmoid loop colostomy and washed out the retro peritoneal space.
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).
Transverse loop colostomy had higher number of complications / problems as compared with sigmoid loop colostomy.
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.
An abdominal X-ray confirmed a bowel perforation, a laparotomy was performed to repair the bowel and a protective loop colostomy created.