Prospective analysis of indications and early complications of emergency temporary loop ileostomies for perforation peritonitis

Authors Poras Chaudhary, Ishaq Nabi, Gyan Ranjan, Alok Kumar Tiwari, Sanjay Kumar, Arun Kapur, Mohinder P. Arora.


Background To determine the indications, nature, and rate of early complications of temporary loop ileostomy created in emergency for benign diseases, their management, and to find out the associated risk factors.

Methods A total of 630 patients undergoing temporary loop ileostomy for benign diseases were studied prospectively over a period of 6 years. Stoma-related early complications occurring within 6-8 weeks were analyzed. Only emergency cases were included in this study. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the data and statistical significance was evaluated by applying the Pearson's chi-square test.

Results Typhoid perforation (n=402) was the most commonpathology, followed by tuberculosis (n=106); trauma (n=81); and intestinal obstruction with gangrenous bowel (n=41). 299 patients had no stoma-related complications. Skin excoriation was the most commonstoma-related complication. Age more than 50 years; shock at presentation; delay in presentation; delay in surgery; presence of comorbidities; and surgery done out of working hours, were associated with increased complications.

Conclusion Temporary loop ileostomy for perforation peritonitis due to benign systemic diseases like typhoid fever and tuberculosis confers a very high morbidity.

Keywords Perforation peritonitis, temporary loop ileostomy, indications, early complications

Ann Gastroenterol 2015; 28 (1): 135-140

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