Y-appendicoplasty: a technique to minimize stomal complications in antegrade continence enema.


PURPOSE The antegrade continence enema (ACE) is an effective method of treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation. However, the original procedure described is not easy to perform and is associated with a high complication rate, especially stomal stenosis-necrosis (55%). Even with introduction of orthotopic appendicostomy, composite series still… (More)