Eversion of difficult ileostomies by guy rope suture technique

Dilip S. Kittur, Mark Talamini, Gardner W. Smith

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In the creation of a permanent ileostomy, a fully everted nipple ensures a good fit of the stomal appliance. In normal bowel segment this may not pose a problem, but forceful attempts at eversion in diseased, thickened, and friable bowel may result in damage to the bowel segment. In order to prevent this, we developed a technique that uses the guy rope principle to evert the necessary length of bowel. The technique described in this article may also be used to evert healthy segments of bowel during creation of a permanent ileostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-594
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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