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A case of prolapsing transverse loop colostomy: Management issues

Zakir K. Mohamed, Reza M. Kalbassi, Golam Farook

CaseRepClinPractRev 2007; 8:183-185

ID: 488808


Background: Loop Transverse Colostomy (LTC) is an effective method of defunctioning distal colon especially in inoperable cancers. However, it is also associated with complications like prolapse.
Case Report: We present a case of LTC complicated by prolapse. This was treated by excision of the affected limb with a linear stapler. This treatment is ideal for frail patients and can be performed under local anaesthetic.
Conclusions: We discuss a simple and effective method of treatment for this condition.

Keywords: Colostomy