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J Int Med Res. 2012;40(4):1410-6.

Clinical evaluation of extraperitoneal colostomy without damaging the muscle layer of the abdominal wall.

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Department of Oncology, The Second Hospital of Jiaxing, Jiaxing, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study investigated whether extraperitoneal colostomy without damaging the muscle layer of the abdominal wall is an improved surgical procedure compared with conventional sigmoid colostomy in patients undergoing abdominoperineal resection.

METHODS:

Patients with rectal cancer undergoing abdominoperineal resection were selected and randomly divided into two groups: the study group received extraperitoneal colostomy without damaging the muscle layer of the abdominal wall and the control group received conventional colostomy. Clinical data from both groups were analysed.

RESULTS:

A total of 128 patients were included: 66 received extraperitoneal colostomy without damaging the muscle layer of the abdominal wall and 62 received conventional colostomy. Significant differences between the two groups were found in relation to colostomy operating time, defaecation sensation, bowel control and overall stoma-related complications. Duration of postoperative hospital stay was also significantly different between the study groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Extraperitoneal colostomy without damaging the muscle layer of the abdominal wall was found to be an improved procedure compared with conventional sigmoid colostomy in abdominoperineal resection, and may reduce colostomy-related complications, shorten operating time and postoperative hospital stay, and potentially improve patients' quality of life.

PMID:
22971492
DOI:
10.1177/147323001204000419
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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