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Obstructing/perforated carcinoma of the left colon treated by resection and the formation of a double colostomy

Day, T.K., Bates, Tom (1984) Obstructing/perforated carcinoma of the left colon treated by resection and the formation of a double colostomy. British Journal of Surgery, 71 (7). pp. 558-560. ISSN 0007-1323. (doi:10.1002/bjs.1800710729) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Forty patients presenting with obstructing left colon tumours between 1975 and 1980 were treated by a modified Paul?Mikulicz resection. The hospital mortality was 5 per cent. Subsequent mortality was largely related to the stage of the tumour at presentation and was not higher than that to be expected after an elective resection. In 21 patients the procedure was palliative and 16 of these patients later died. The quality of palliation was reasonable in 80 per cent and poor in 20 per cent. Despite the need for a second hospital stay to close the colostomy, time in hospital accounted, on average, for less than one?tenth of the remaining lifespan in those having a palliative resection.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/bjs.1800710729
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Colorectal carcinoma, intestinal obstruction, Paul-Mikulicz colostomy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Professional Practice
Depositing User: Tom Bates
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 15:38 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66384 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bates, Tom: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5554-1945
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