Temporary loop ileostomy for restorative proctocolectomy.

  title={Temporary loop ileostomy for restorative proctocolectomy.},
  author={Asha Senapati and Ralph John Nicholls and Jean K. Ritchie and Christopher J Tibbs and Peter R. Hawley},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={80 5},
The aim of a defunctioning ileostomy after restorative proctocolectomy is to mitigate the consequences of pelvic sepsis, should it occur. However, there are complications related to the ileostomy itself. Of 310 patients (174 male and 136 female; mean age 33.2 years) who underwent restorative proctocolectomy between 1976 and 1990, 296 had a covering ileostomy and 14 did not. The stoma has been closed in 263 (88.9 per cent) at a median interval from formation of 12.0 weeks. Ileostomy-related… CONTINUE READING