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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 560683, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/560683
Case Report

Transstomal Small Bowel Evisceration after Colonic Perforation Secondary to Ischemic Colitis

Department of General Surgery, Trabzon Numune Training and Research Hospital, 61040 Trabzon, Turkey

Received 2 June 2012; Accepted 27 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. Shimoda and J. M. Strzelczyk

Copyright © 2012 Ali Guner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Intestinal stomas are commonly used in a temporary or permanent fashion in gastrointestinal surgeries. The complication rate of stomas has been reported to vary between 23 and 50%. There is only one case in the literature involving transstomal small bowel evisceration following colonic perforation. In this paper, we aimed to present a patient with a perforated colon secondary to ischemic colitis, which resulted in small bowel evisceration through this perforation site.