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The complications of colostomies may constitute a handicap for patients: their prevalence severity and methods of treatment remain poorly known. 500 colostomy patients, with a mean age of 66 +/- 14 years, were retrospectively reviewed. The mean follow-up of the study was 6 +/- 5 years. Colorectal cancers represented 65% of the initial diseases. 59.5% of(More)
INTRODUCTION Sleeve gastrectomy as an isolated procedure is a new option in bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate its short and medium term (2 years) results in a multicenter setting. MATERIALS This is a retrospective study including 446 patients undergoing surgery in 14 teaching, private, and public hospitals. RESULTS The immediate(More)
OBJECTIVES Irrigating colostomies allows patients to achieve nearly complete fecal continence using a simple technique. We assessed long-term results in our series of 432 patients. METHODS From 1979 to 1992, we followed 432 patients who had undergone definitive colostomy surgery (mean follow-up = 8.4 years). RESULTS Colonic irrigation was impossible in(More)
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