August 1984

End-Loop Ileocolostomy for Massive Trauma to the Right Side of the Colon

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cook County Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.

Arch Surg. 1984;119(8):975-976. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390200089021

• In patients with severe trauma to the right side of the colon, who might have intraoperative contraindications to primary ileocolostomy, we use a new technique called end-loop ileocolostomy, which allows for complete diversion of the fecal stream with the distinct advantage that it precludes the need for formal laparotomy at the time of subsequent closure. This has been used successfully in eight patients.

(Arch Surg 1984;119:975-976)