Management and complications of stomas.

@article{Bafford2013ManagementAC,
  title={Management and complications of stomas.},
  author={Andrea Chao Bafford and Jennifer Lynn Irani},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={145-66}
}
Stomas are created for a wide range of indications such as temporary protection of a high-risk anastomosis, diversion of sepsis, or permanent relief of obstructed defecation or incontinence. Yet this seemingly benign procedure is associated with an overall complication rate of up to 70%. Therefore, surgeons caring for patients with gastrointestinal diseases must be proficient not only with stoma creation but also with managing postoperative stoma-related complications. This article reviews the… CONTINUE READING
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