Sigmoidoscopy-assisted colostomy - An adapted trephine stoma formation

Gregory J Beilman, Gary M. Jonson

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Background/Aim: The purpose of this article was to report an adapted colostomy procedure that can be used on patients with multiple morbidities requiring fecal diversion. Methods: An adapted colostomy was performed on a patient needing fecal diversion who had multiple surgical and medical complications. Results: Thirteen weeks after colostomy placement, the patient's colostomy functioned well and was viable throughout his course without related complications. Conclusion: The method of sigmoidoscopy-assisted colostomy described here can be beneficial to the complicated patient needing fecal diversion but unable to tolerate a laparotomy or laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 23 2002


  • Colostomy
  • Fecal diversion
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stoma
  • Transillumination
  • Trephine

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