Closure of colostomy in infants and children.


A retrospective survey of 100 consecutive colostomy closures in infants and children is presented: the operative technique consisted of bowel resection and anastomosis, usually as a single layer, with intraperitoneal closure. Faecal fistula occurred in 5 cases and there were other major complications in 8 instances. Wound infection occurred in 43 patients. The subsequent use of a more aggressive bowel preparation reduced the incidence of this complication.


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@article{Rickwood1979ClosureOC, title={Closure of colostomy in infants and children.}, author={A. M. K. Rickwood and V. T. Hemalatha and P J Brooman}, journal={The British journal of surgery}, year={1979}, volume={66 4}, pages={273-4} }