A 48-year-old member asked:
what is a loop or end colostomy?
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
A form of diversion: A loop colostomy isusually used to protect an anastomosis used in the distal bowel. This prevents fecal contents from reaching the suture line and is constructed temporarily. An end colostomy is usually permanent and diverts bowel content from reaching the anal region following a cancer procedure.
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
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