Bushra Kiran Naeem, Mazhar Iqbal, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Sughra Parveen.
Outcome of Stapled Closure of Loop Ileostomy.
J Surg Pak Jan ;22(4):118-20.

Objective: To find out the frequency of complications after stapled loop ileostomy closure. Study design: Descriptive case series. Place & Duration of study: Surgical Unit-1 Ward 3, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi, from September 2015 to August 2017. Methodology: All patients, above 12 year of age, who underwent loop ileostomy due to tuberculosis, typhoid perforation and trauma were included in the study. Distal loopogram was done in all patients. Stapled anastomosis was performed. Postoperative complications were recorded in a form. Results: A total of 114 patients were included in this study. There were 48 (42.1%) females and 56 (49.1%) males. Anastomotic leakage occurred in 2 (1.75%) patients, paralytic ileus in 12 (10.5%), surgical site wound infection in 15 (13.1%) and haemorrhage in 1 (0.87%) patient. Conclusion: Stapled loop ileostomy closure was successful in majority of patients with minimal complications rate.

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