Open End Colostomy
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Open End Colostomy

The Open End Colostomy course will teach you:

  • To create an open end colostomy for diversion of faecal flow through the abdominal wall to the outside in a controlled and hygienically manageable manner.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open End Colostomy:

  • Inferior epigastric vessels injury
  • Width of enterotomy aperture

With the following tips you might perform the Open End Colostomy even better:

  • Skin cylinder removal
  • Aperture creation after midline incision
  • Stoma aperture too small
  • Stoma aperture too wide
  • Bowel vascularization check

After studying the Open End Colostomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Ischemia
  • Retraction of the stoma
  • Prolapse of the stoma
  • Stenosis
  • Parastomal herniation

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Step by step

Colon mobilization

Colon

Identify

Identify the location for the stoma.

Retract

Retract the colon medially.

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