Laparoscopic stoma formation for faecal diversion.

BACKGROUND Laparoscopic creation of an intestinal stoma may be preferable to open operation when intervention is required solely for faecal diversion. METHODS Experience with laparoscopic intestinal stoma formation for faecal diversion from a single institution is presented. RESULTS A total of 55 stomas were studied, 40 laparoscopic and 15 open. The… CONTINUE READING