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October 1974

The Antimesenteric SlitAn Aid in the Primary Maturation of the End Colostomy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, and the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):580-581. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040090024

Utilization of an antimesenteric slit is a maneuver facilitating primary maturation of the end colostomy stoma. It widens the lumen, makes eversion easier, and permits tailoring the stoma to size. Primary maturation helps prevent late stomal stricture.