Loop ileostomy is a safe option for fecal diversion.

  title={Loop ileostomy is a safe option for fecal diversion.},
  author={Steven D. Wexner and D A Taranow and O B Johansen and F Itzkowitz and Norma Daniel and Juan J. Nogueras and David G. Jagelman},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={36 4},
This study was undertaken to prospectively assess all morbidity and mortality associated with temporary loop ileostomy. Eighty-three consecutive patients of a median age of 45 years required temporary fecal diversion after either ileoanal or low colorectal anastomosis (n = 72), for perianal Crohn's disease (n = 5), or for other reasons (n = 6). All loop ileostomies were supported with a rod, and fecal diversion was maintained for a mean of 10 weeks. To date, 67 patients have had re… CONTINUE READING
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