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Surgical Removal of Damaged Sigmoid Colon with Creation of Colostomy
Surgical Removal of Damaged Sigmoid Colon with Creation of Colostomy

This medical exhibit contains five images demonstrating a surgical colostomy procedure to repair an injured segment of sigmoid colon. Images A and B at left detail the surgical incision and the mobilization of the small bowel to investigate the injured bowel. Image C shows the resection of the perforated segment of bowel. Image D shows how the proximal sigmmoid colon is brought out through the left abdominal wall to create a stoma. The final image depicts the post-operative condition with a colostomy bag in place.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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