Doctors thinking about my guts….

When a sigmoidectomy is followed by terminal colostomy and closure of the rectal stump, it is called a Hartmann operation; this is usually done out of impossibility to perform a “double-barrel” or Mikulicz colostomy, which is preferred because it makes “takedown” (reoperation to restore normal intestinal continuity by means of an anastomosis) considerably easier.

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5 Responses to Doctors thinking about my guts….

  1. that1guy says:

    Oh, hell. Say it ain’t so.

  2. Nic Farra says:

    Hey, they’re a doddle! Alan Alda did dozens of anastomosiseseses on M*A*S*H*. So when are you going to dro[ your guts? (Bonus points for those who know what that means in NZ!)

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