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A retrospective analysis of early stoma complications

Authors:

Valbona Bilali,

University of Medicine, AL
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Faculty of Technical Medical Science
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Ilirjana Zekja,

University of Medicine, Tirana, AL
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Faculty of Technical Medical Science
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Ibrahim Bruka,

University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, AL
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Department of General Surgery
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Helidon Nina,

University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, AL
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Department of Oncology
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Sokol Bilali

University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, AL
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Department of General Surgery
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Abstract

Introduction
Colorectal cancer is among the most commonly occurring malignancies and it is often associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Although significant advances have been made in ostomy surgery since the late 1800s, early postoperative complications may still occur. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of early stoma complication in our surgery clinic.


Methods
In this paper, we studied 314 consecutive patients who were admitted to the hospital for stoma creation, as emergency or elective procedures.


Results
The most common indication for stoma creation was colorectal carcinoma. The more frequently used surgical interventions were low anterior resection with diverting (loop) ileostomy (161 patients, 51.2%) followed by proximal defunctioning colostomy (54 patients, 17.2%) and abdominal perineal resection with end colostomy (52 patients, 16.6%). Ostomy-related complications developed in 121 patients (38.5%).


Conclusion
Our findings indicated that early stoma complication rates were higher in patients with malignancies and permanent stomas.

How to Cite: Bilali V, Zekja I, Bruka I, Nina H, Bilali S. A retrospective analysis of early stoma complications. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2021;39(1):34–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v39i1.8693
Published on 31 Mar 2021.
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