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Laparoscopic appendicostomy for management of fecal incontinence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9094017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fecal incontinence from any cause is a socially unacceptable condition and a major detriment to educational and psychosocial development in young people with certain disabilities. Recently several procedures have been described that allow antegrade colonic enemas in the treatment of this problem. We report here an additional method of establishing this proximal colon access, namely laparoscopic appendicostomy. Although not applicable to all patients, this procedure has been successful in a select group with excellent results, and we recommend its consideration when open surgery is not otherwise required.
H W Webb; M A Barraza; J M Crump
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-24     Completed Date:  1997-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  457-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Appendix / surgery*
Child, Preschool
Enema / methods*
Fecal Incontinence / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Apr;33(4):670   [PMID:  9574779 ]

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