oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Complications of colostomy closure in Zaria, Nigeria: a report of 70 cases

Volume 36, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The result of 70 Colostomy Closures (1979-1988) were analysed using certain factors considered to influence morbidity and mortality. 20/70 (28.5 pc) had wound infection, two patients (2.8) suffered wound dehiscence, two anastomotic leak, two intraabdominal abscesses, two small bowel obstructions, two transient large bowel obstructions (anastomotic oedema) two incisional hernias. There were two deaths, a mortality of 2.8 pc Only the method of bowel preparation the location of colostomy and type of closure were found to significantly affect morbidity. There was an overall morbidity of 37.7pc

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error