Minimally invasive stomas.

Journal: Clinics In Colon And Rectal Surgery

Traditionally, stoma creation and end stoma reversal have been performed via a laparotomy incision. However, in many situations, stoma construction may be safely performed in a minimally invasive nature. This may include a trephine, laparoscopic, or combined approach. Furthermore, Hartmann's colostomy reversal, a procedure traditionally associated with substantial morbidity, may also be performed laparoscopically. The authors briefly review patient selection, preparation, and indications, and focus primarily on surgical techniques and results of minimally invasive stoma creation and Hartmann's reversal.

Michael Hellinger, Abdullah Al Haddad
Relevant Conditions

Colostomy, Endoscopy, Ileostomy

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