Radiological progression of end colostomy trephine diameter and area
Smart, Neil J.
Daniels, Ian R.
RightsArchived with thanks to BJS Open. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
MetadataShow full item record
Development of a parastomal hernia is common following abdominoperineal excision (APE). The true incidence is difficult to assess fully owing to differing lengths of follow-up and techniques used to assess herniation; radiological or clinical. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate colostomy diameter by studying the rate of change of axial and sagittal trephine diameters, trephine area, and the ratio of the trephine over time. A secondary aim was to investigate variation in trephine area and variables affecting parastomal hernia over time.