Colostomy complications in children. An analysis of 146 cases.

  title={Colostomy complications in children. An analysis of 146 cases.},
  author={Daniel L Mollitt and Mark A. Malangoni and Thomas V N Ballantine and Jay L. Grosfeld},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={115 4},
This report analyzes the course of 146 pediatric patients with colostomies in reference to problems with colostomy formation, management, and subsequent closure. Colostomy was performed predominantly for Hirschsprung's disease (70 cases) and imperforate anus (46 cases). A transverse colostomy was done in 120 patients (82%), and a sigmoid colostomy in the remaining patients. Loop colostomies were five times more frequent than divided colostomies. Early major complications occurred in 24 patients… CONTINUE READING


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