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Colostomy--the Port Harcourt experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9814088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the 7 years period from January 1986 to December 1992, 36 colostomies were performed at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). The indications for the procedure were classified under congenital, traumatic, neoplastic and miscellaneous groups. Imperforate anus and Hirschsprungs disease, under the congenital group, formed the commonest indication (19 cases); traumatic conditions followed with 9 cases, carcinoma of the rectum comprised 5 cases while there were 3 cases in the miscellaneous group--made up of 2 sigmoid volvulus and one of stercoral perforation of the sigmoid colon. 27 of the colostomies were loop transverse, 6 absolute defunctioning transverse and 3 terminal Permanent). The peculiar problems encountered with this procedure are also highlighted.
J M Adotey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1998 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-03     Completed Date:  1998-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Anus, Imperforate / surgery
Attitude to Health
Child, Preschool
Colon / injuries
Colostomy / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Hirschsprung Disease / surgery
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Patient Selection*
Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
Retrospective Studies

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