Complicated or not complicated: Stoma site marking before emergency abdominal surgery

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Gök A., Özgür I., Altunsoy M., Üçüncü M. Z., Bayraktar A., Bulut M., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.25, no.1, pp.60-65, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Marking a stoma site preoperatively decreases the possibility of experiencing later stoma-related problems and improves the quality of life of patients in the postoperative period. Those best equipped to perform this procedure are ostomy nurses and colorectal surgeons, as they receive the stoma therapy education during their training programs. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of stoma problems and quality of life of patients who underwent an operation that included stoma creation (elective or urgent) with and without preoperative stoma siting. The approach and behavior of surgical residents regarding stoma creation was also assessed.