Laparoscopic closure of loop ileostomy

Tetsutaro Sazuka, Yuji Sugamoto, Toru Fukunaga, Kentaro Tasaki, Takumi Ota, Nobuyoshi Takeshita, Ryuma Urahama, Naohiro Aida, Yo Asai, Shigeki Ishioka, Masayuki Kimura, Hisahiro Matsubara

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The number of patients undergoing lower anterior resection for rectal cancer has been increasing recently, and therefore, the number of patients undergoing covering loop ileostomy and ileostomy closure is increasing. We performed laparoscopic ileostomy closure safely on 5 patients between 2012 and 2014. The essential points of this technique are that laparoscopy helps to detect adhesion point of the ileostomy and the abdominal wall, and that laparoscopic adhesiolysis is possible if the adhesive small bowel is tight. No patients experienced any complication after the procedure. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis was performed for 2 patients who had a tight adhesive small bowel, and it was not necessary to widen the incision. This is the first report from Japan in which loop ileostomy closure was performed with laparoscopic assistance. This technique is effective for preventing the complications related to loop ileostomy closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalChiba Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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