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November 1932

ENTEROSTOMY: A CONSIDERATION OF THE LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Surgical Service of Knickerbocker Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1932;25(5):943-957. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1932.01160230126010
Abstract

THE EARLIER LITERATURE  Enterostomy was recommended by Fuhr and Wesener in 1886 as a useful measure in the treatment for intestinal obstruction. For cases in which the obstruction was not readily relieved or the patient's condition did not permit an extensive operative procedure, its use was advised for temporary relief. A distended loop of intestine was brought up into the incision and sutured to the peritoneum.The use of this measure was quite widespread from 1880 to 1900. The technic was that described or it varied in that the loop was brought out to the skin, or it consisted of either of these methods with the addition that a glass tube was fastened into the intestine.The apparent success of this form of treatment in cases of mechanical ileus suggested its possible value in certain cases of appendicitis. It was noted that in some cases of appendicitis there was marked

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