A simple technique for constructing a loop enterostomy which allows immediate placement of an ostomy appliance

Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, G. D. Schmitz, R. T. Bailey

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A technique for constructing a loop enterostomy using a red Robinson catheter as a stabilizing 'rod' is described. The catheter is placed subcutaneously and exits through skin stab wounds placed far enough from the stoma to allow immediate placement of a standard ostomy appliance. By eliminating the skin level rod common to most descriptions of loop enterostomy construction techniques, difficulty with good fixation of skin appliances is eliminated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery

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