Loop ileostomy closure after restorative proctocolectomy: outcome in 1,504 patients.

@article{Wong2005LoopIC,
  title={Loop ileostomy closure after restorative proctocolectomy: outcome in 1,504 patients.},
  author={Kutt-Sing Wong and Feza H. Remzi and Emre Gorgun and Susana S Arrigain and James M. Church and Miriam Preen and Victor Warren Fazio},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={243-50}
}
PURPOSE Routine use of a temporary loop ileostomy for diversion after restorative proctocolectomy is controversial because of reported morbidity associated with its creation and closure. This study intended to review our experience with loop ileostomy closure after restorative proctocolectomy and determine the complication rates. In addition, complication rates between handsewn and stapled closures were compared. METHODS Our Department Pelvic Pouch Database was queried and charts reviewed for… CONTINUE READING