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Subperitoneal tunnel for iliac laparoscopic colostomy

J Leroy, MD, FRCS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2008;08(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2428

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Peristomial hernia is a very common complication in gastrointestinal surgery. Some degree of peristomial herniation has been claimed to be an almost inevitable complication of any ostomy formation. A stepwise approach to perform a subperitoneal tunnel iliac colostomy is presented in an attempt to prevent its development.