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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1336.Research Article | Open Access

A Novel Technique for Constructing a Loop Ileostomy: Side to Side Stapled Single Lumen Endileostomy

Katarina Levic and Orhan Bulut

Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

*Correspondance to: Katarina Levic 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1336


Construction of a diverting loop ileostomy is not uncommon, but not entirely risk free. The morbidity related to loop ileostomies and loop ileostomy closure is considerable. Some of the most frequent stoma complications are peristomal skin irritation, bandaging problems and leakage. In loop ileostomies the efferent limb is in closer contact with the skin, increasing the risk of irritation. End ileostomies however, are everted around the entire stomal circumference, allowing the stoma output to flow directly into the appliance. We present a novel simple technique for constructing a functional loop ileostomy, but with a single lumen and appearance of an end ileostomy that can be considered as a reasonable option for construction of a diverting ileostomy.


Loop ileostomy; Enterostomy; Low anterior resection

Cite the article

Levic K, Bulut O. A Novel Technique for Constructing a Loop Ileostomy: Side to Side Stapled Single Lumen Endileostomy. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1336.

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