Laparoscopic Ileostomy Reversal

  • Deborah S. KellerEmail author


Ileostomy closure is the ideal operation for reduced port laparoscopic surgery. While the operation is commonly performed through a circumstomal operation incision without ever entering the abdomen, using two 5 mm ports to identify the afferent and efferent limbs and free the small bowel from the hernia sac around the stoma site will make the external abdominal dissection much easier. Further, it has the potential to reduce postoperative small bowel obstructions and other complications that plague this procedure by directly visualizing the stoma and anastomosis.


Ileostomy Stoma Reduced port laparoscopy Purse-string closure 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity Medical CenterDallasUSA

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