Enterostomal complications: are emergently created enterostomas at greater risk?

@article{Pino1997EnterostomalCA,
  title={Enterostomal complications: are emergently created enterostomas at greater risk?},
  author={A L del Pino and Jose R. Cintron and Charles P. Orsay and Russell K. Pearl and Agnes Beng-Hoi Tan and Herand Abcarian},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={
          653-6
        }
}
It is not unusual for surgeons to have to construct a enterostoma during an emergency abdominal operation. The enterostomal complications, often overlooked, can be serious for the patient. There are many factors relating to stoma complications. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the emergency status of an operation is an independent risk. Over a 19-year period from 1976 to 1995, there were 1758 enterostomas constructed at our institution. Fifty-nine per cent were for emergent… CONTINUE READING

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