Re-operative surgery for intestinal stoma complications

Laurence Sands, Carlos Sam Morales

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Intestinal stomas remain a vital tool for the surgeon caring for patients with bowel disease. This article reviews stoma complications that may result in re-operative surgery to revise the stoma. It includes a comprehensive review of early- and late-stoma complications as well as an extensive review of the treatment and prevention of parastomal hernia. Surgical techniques, adherence to basic surgical principles, proper preoperative patient counseling, and pre-operative stoma marking, all of which may prevent many of these complications and enable the surgeon to create the perfect stoma, are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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