Laparoscopic versus open colostomy reversal: A comparative analysis

  title={Laparoscopic versus open colostomy reversal: A comparative analysis},
  author={Michael J. Rosen and William S. Cobb and Kent W. Kercher and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Open colostomy reversal carries significant rates of wound infection, anastomotic leak, and incisional hernia which often limit its acceptance. We hypothesized that the laparoscopic approach to the restoration of intestinal continuity may result in lower perioperative morbidity and faster postoperative recovery. Twenty-two cases of laparoscopic colostomy reversals performed at a single institution were identified and compared to 22 randomly selected open colostomy closures performed during the… CONTINUE READING