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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 67-71

Research Article

A Study of New Technique of Loop Stoma Bridge in Tertiary Care Hospital


Hosamath Vijaykumar1, Sreekar Agumbe Pai2, Harish K.3, Basti Sunita Devendra4

{1Professor, 2Associate Professor, 4Sr. Resident, Department of General Surgery}

{3Senior Professor and HOD, Department of Surgical Oncology}

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore – 560054, Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Background and Objectives: Delay in the application of stomal appliance till the removal of the conventional supporting glass or plastic rods resulted in leakage of faecal matter. The objective of the study was to know the efficacy, safety and compliance of the new technique of loop Stoma Bridge. Methods: Subcutaneously, a closed suction drain tube of 16 or 18 F was placed with the help of trocar .The points of entry and exit of the tube are just beyond the circumference of the flange. Results: Out of the 45 patients studied no major complications were encountered. Emergency and elective procedures were done in 23 and 22 patients respectively. Complications like pain in 14 patients were noticed and in 4 patients serous discharge was seen. None had pain for more than 10 days.Interpretations and Conclusion: It is a safe, cheap method and can be performed easily with low morbidity. The colostomy flange can be applied immediately without faecal leakage.