The relationship between high-output stomas, postoperative ileus, and readmission after rectal cancer surgery with diverting ileostomy.

This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between high-output stomas (HOSs), postoperative ileus (POI), and readmission after rectal cancer surgery with diverting ileostomy. Methods: We included 302 patients with rectal cancer who underwent restorative resection with diverting ileostomy between January 2011 and December 2015. HOSs were defined as stomas with ≥2000 mL/day output. We analyzed predictive factors for readmission of these patients. Results: Forty-eight (15.9%) patients had HOSs during the hospital stay, and 41 (13.6%) patients experienced POI. HOSs were strongly associated with POI (45.8 vs. 7.5%, p
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research

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