A simplified technique for loop colostomy closure

Wayne H. Schwesinger, Barry A. Levine, Arthur S. McFee

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Stapling instruments have been used for gastrointestinal anastomoses and reconstruction with increasing regularity. A technique for loop colostomy closure employing a stapling device is described. This approach provides a secure closure while avoiding major contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-331
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1979


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  • Surgery

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