Colostomy closure in post Conflict Iraq

  • Najim A.I.   Al-Khaldy Alelwiya Maternity Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ali S. Al-Hashimi Al-Amiryah general Hospital, Al-Anbar, Iraq
  • Mardukh S. Abd Ali Al-Amiryah general Hospital, Al-Anbar, Iraq
Keywords: colostomy closure, trauma, complication, post-conflict Iraq.

Abstract

Background: Colostomy minimizes the risk of leakage at expense of requiring a second operation. In Iraq, published on colostomy closure in penetrating abdominal wall injuries is scarce.

Objective: to Study the prognosis of colostomy closure in post-conflict patients in Iraq.

J Fac Med Baghdad 2018; Vol.60, No.3 Received: June, 2018 Accepted: Oct., 2018

Published: Dec.2018

 

 

 

Method: This is a retrospective study of 52 patients subjected to colostomy closure, recruited for the period 2008 to 2009 from Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital and Children Central Teaching Hospital. Demographic data and information about colostomy (type, methods of preparation … etc.) were studied.

Results: Trauma was noticed in 57.7% patients. Transverse colon was the commonest site of injuries. The complications were wound infection (19.2%), fecal fistula (3.8%), anastomotic leak (1.9%) and abdominal abscess (1.9%). A significant high complication rate was associated with conventional method of preparation, and double layer anastomosis (p = 0.004 rand 0.003, respectively).

Conclusion: the finding were comparable with other centers in the world.

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Author Biographies

Najim A.I.   Al-Khaldy, Alelwiya Maternity Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

     FIBMS, CABS

 

Ali S. Al-Hashimi, Al-Amiryah general Hospital, Al-Anbar, Iraq

    MRCS, EFSO

 

Mardukh S. Abd Ali, Al-Amiryah general Hospital, Al-Anbar, Iraq

 FIBMS

 

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
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Al-Khaldy N, Al-Hashimi A, Abd Ali M. Colostomy closure in post Conflict Iraq. JFacMedBagdad [Internet]. 31Dec.2018 [cited 26Sep.2020];60(3):137-40. Available from: http://iqjmc.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/19JFacMedBaghdad36/article/view/601