A simplified operative technique for single-staged resection of left-sided colon obstructions: Report of a 9-year experience

Turan M., Ok E., Sen M., Koyuncu A., Aydin C., Erdem M., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.32, no.11, pp.959-964, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950200192
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.959-964


Purpose. The operative strategy for left-sided large bowel obstruction remains controversial. Because a safe and definitive single-staged operation that avoided a colostomy would clearly be in the patients' best interest, we conducted a prospective study to compare the efficacy of single-staged surgery (SSS) supplemented by the milking and swabbing technique (MST), with the conventional Hartmann's procedure (HP).