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ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFUNCTIONING EFFICIENCY OF THE LOOP ILEOSTOMY

WINSLET, MC; DROLC, Z; ALLAN, A; KEIGHLEY, MRB; (1991) ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFUNCTIONING EFFICIENCY OF THE LOOP ILEOSTOMY. DIS COLON RECTUM , 34 (8) 699 - 703.

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Abstract

The defunctioning efficiency of the loop ileostomy has been assessed using a radioisotope and dye technique. The median defunctioning capacity in patients without episodes of fecal discharge per rectum (n = 18) was 99.99 percent and was not affected by body position or the formation of a dependent stoma. In patients (n = 4) who passed fecal material per rectum but who had no stomal retraction, the median defunctioning efficiency was 99.99 percent, and continued fecal discharge was considered to be due to mucopurulent secretion from active distal disease. In patients who passed fecal material per rectum and also had a retracted stoma (n = 4), the defunctioning efficiency was significantly reduced (median = 84.70 [31.2-99.10 percent; P < 0.01]), owing to the overspill into the distal limb. Two patients underwent stomal revision, with an improvement in defunctioning efficiency to 99.99 percent.

Type:Article
Title:ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFUNCTIONING EFFICIENCY OF THE LOOP ILEOSTOMY
Keywords:COLOSTOMY, COLON
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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