Surgical Treatment of Peristomal Skin Conditions

  • Eoghan Condon
  • David Dietz


The skin around an ostomy is subject to trauma, stress, and chemical irritation. A variety of peristomal skin conditions occur in stoma patients, including those that are infectious, allergic, and traumatic. The chapter discusses both conservative and surgical treatments for common peristomal skin conditions, and illustrates stepwise surgical management for rarer conditions such as caput medusa and stoma fistula.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Necrotizing Fasciitis Pyoderma Gangrenosum Venous Portal Pressure Allergic Dermatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryLimerick University HospitalLimerickIreland
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease InstituteCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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