Wound infection after ileostomy closure: a prospective randomized study comparing primary vs. delayed primary closure techniques

@article{Lahat2005WoundIA,
  title={Wound infection after ileostomy closure: a prospective randomized study comparing primary vs. delayed primary closure techniques},
  author={Guy Lahat and Hagit Tulchinsky and Gideon Goldman and J. M. Klauzner and Micha Rabau},
  journal={Techniques in Coloproctology},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={206-208}
}
BackgroundClosure of ileostomy is considered a contaminated operation. The infection rate of the stoma wound is ≥30%. Several ileostomy–closure techniques intended to reduce the high rate of infection have been described in the literature. Among them, delayed primary closure of the stoma wound is a commonly used method that was reported to reduce the infection rate according to several retrospective studies. We therefore conducted the first prospective randomized trial comparing primary with… CONTINUE READING

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