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The trephine colostomy: a permanent left iliac fossa end colostomy without recourse to laparotomy.
Senapati A, Phillips RK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1991;73(5):305.
An operative technique for performing a permanent end sigmoid colostomy without recourse to laparotomy is presented. The results from 16 patients have shown a very low morbidity. The technique was unsuccessful in three patients, each needing a formal laparotomy.
St Mark's Hospital, London.