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|Title:||Primary repair of iatrogenic colonic perforations in unprepared colon--a report of five cases.|
|Authors:||Ngoi, S.S. |
|Citation:||Ngoi, S.S., Tekant, Y., Ahmed, S., Chia, Y.W., Rauff, A. (1993-05). Primary repair of iatrogenic colonic perforations in unprepared colon--a report of five cases.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 22 (3) : 387-389. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Primary repair of iatrogenic colonic perforations sustained during pelvic surgery was successfully undertaken in five consecutive cases who did not receive pre-operative bowel preparation. A proximal diverting colostomy was not performed following the repair. There were no instances of intra-abdominal abscess or colonic fistulation. One case developed wound infection. Post-operative recovery in all cases were mostly uneventful with a mean post-operative ileus of four days and a stay of ten days. Primary repair of iatrogenic colonic perforations in unprepared colon can be safely undertaken without a proximal diverting colostomy with acceptable morbidity.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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