Local correction of extreme stomal prolapse following transverse loop colostomy

Leigh G. Seamon, Debra L. Richardson, Molly Pierce, David M. O'Malley, Steven Griffin, David E. Cohn

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Background: Stomal prolapse is a common complication of transverse loop colostomies. Although rarely required, surgical correction is associated with potential morbidity. We describe a novel surgical approach to repair stomal herniation that aims to decrease perioperative morbidity. Case: A 57 year-old patient with stage IVB adenocarcinoma of the cervix underwent a transverse loop colostomy for palliation of a rectovaginal fistula. Several months later, she presented with a large symptomatic stomal prolapse and elected local surgical correction. Under general anesthesia, we performed a revision of the colostomy with a stapling device. Conclusion: Although long-term data are lacking, this approach is easy, safe, and a reasonable alternative for palliative revision of a prolapsed colostomy stoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


  • Cervical cancer
  • Stomal complication
  • Stomal prolapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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