Early vs. delayed closure of temporary covering lleostomy: A prospective study

Krand O., Yalti T., Berber İ., Tellioglu G.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.55, no.81, pp.142-145, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 81
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-145


Background/Aims: Temporary loop ileostomies constructed to protect distal anastomoses are generally closed at 8 to 12 weeks, a period long enough to encounter stoma-related complications, which reduces the quality of life. Early closure may be considered to overcome these adverse effects. This prospective study was designed to investigate the reliability of early closure of loop ileostomies.