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Delayed stoma formation in Fournier's gangrene.

Abstract:
Fournier's gangrene is traditionally treated with prompt surgical debridement and in many cases a diverting colostomy is also fashioned during the same procedure. We present four cases where stoma formation was delayed until the second look procedure. The physiological states at the time of either procedure were compared using POSSUM. The results showed an improvement in the physiological condition in all patients at the time of the second operation, suggesting that a delay can potentially improve prognosis in such cases.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Volume:
6
Issue:
6
Pages:
518-520
Publication date:
2004-11-05
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EISSN:
1463-1318
ISSN:
1462-8910
URN:
uuid:1f02555d-c3e2-4fe1-bcf0-9c6740e53d84
Source identifiers:
19185
Local pid:
pubs:19185

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