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The Efficacy of Colostomy for the Sacral or Ischial Pressure Sore in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Other Title
척추손상 환자에서 천골부 또는 좌골부 압박궤양에 대한 대장조루술의 효용성
Authors
이, 정훈; 정, 재호; 박, 명철; 이, 승현
Citation
Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 29(5):411-415, 2002
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; 대한성형외과학회지
ISSN
1015-6402
Abstract
Pressure sore is a necrotic ulceration of the skin and underlying tissue, and usually occurs over the bony prominences of the body after prolonged or repeated pressure. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of colostomy performed as an adjunct procedure to heal pressure ulcers on the sacral or ischial area in patients with spinal cord injury. We reviewed the data from 19 spinal cord injury patients who needed surgery for treatment of the sacral or ischial pressure sore. Of these 19 patients, 7 underwent colostomy before the surgery for the pressure sore. The range of organisms isolated in the group that underwent colostomy was compared with that of the other group. The patients who underwent colostomy before the surgery were asked about bowel care, dietary management of the fecal stream and their satisfaction with colostomy. This study showed improvement of the infection control in the postoperative wound after colostomy. All 7 patients expressed their satisfaction with the procedure and didn´t undergo colostomy closure. Our conclusion is that colostomy may be an appropriate ancillary treatment for some spinal cord injury patients with the sacral or ischial pressure sore.
Keywords
Pressure soreColostomy
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