Diverting stoma-related complications following colorectal endometriosis surgery: a 163-patient cohort.

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Summary of "Diverting stoma-related complications following colorectal endometriosis surgery: a 163-patient cohort."

Deep endometriosis may simultaneously infiltrate the vagina and the rectosigmoid, which associated resection may increase the risk of postoperative complications. Among these complications, rectovaginal fistula is one of the worst. To reduce the risk of rectovaginal fistula and related complications, surgeons may employ diverting stoma. The literature is rich in data concerning the usefulness of stoma in patients managed for low rectal cancer. However, extrapolation of these data to patients managed for rectal endometriosis is disputable. For this reason, there are no guidelines on the role of stoma in preventing rectovaginal fistula in patients managed for colorectal endometriosis. The objective of our study was to assess the risk of complications related to the use of stoma in patients managed for colorectal endometriosis.


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Name: European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
ISSN: 1872-7654
Pages: 46-53


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