Colostomy

Last revised by Dr Rohit Sharma on 17 Feb 2021

Colostomies are a surgically created stoma between the colon and the abdominal wall. It can be performed for both malignant and benign conditions. 

Types

Complications

Early complications (<30 days)​ include 1:

Late complications (>30 days) include 1:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: colostomy stenosis
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  • Case 2: parastomal hernia
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