The alternative to colostomy for the injured colon.

  title={The alternative to colostomy for the injured colon.},
  author={John Vivian Robbs},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={53 3},
  • John Vivian Robbs
  • Published 1978 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
In 34 patients with penetrating colon wounds which were considered to be liable to dehiscence, the sutured wounds were exteriorized. There were several 'high-risk' factors, i.e. operative delay of more than 6 hours after injury, faecal contamination of the peritoneal cavity, marked contusion of the bowel wall, and severe associated visceral haematoma which… CONTINUE READING