Open Loop Transverse Colostomy
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Open Loop Transverse Colostomy

The Open Loop Transverse Colostomy course will teach you:

  • To create an open loop transverse 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 Loop Transverse Colostomy:

  • Inferior epigastric vessels injury
  • Width of enterostomy aperture

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

  • Skin cylinder removal
  • Aperture creation after midline incision
  • Penrose drain placement
  • Bowel orientation
  • Stoma aperture too small
  • Stoma aperture too wide
  • Colon support
  • Bowel vascularization check
  • Colon fixation

After studying the Open Loop Transverse 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

Ostomy aperture creation

Skin

Mark

Mark the pre-operatively determined colostomy site.

Incise

Incise a circular skin disk with a radius of 1.5 to 2 cm, depending on the size of the patient and the bowel.

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