Using an indwelled test tube as a good "navigator" during enterostomy closure

Ryuichiro Hirose, Manabu Tojigamori, Satoshi Obata, Kyosuke Tatsuta, Naonori Kawakubo, Toru Arima

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Surgeons often have difficulty in identifying a suitable incision line to enter the peritoneal cavity for stoma mobilization during enterostomy closure. A minisize test tube that is preoperatively placed into the stoma can act as an efficient guide in finding a free area to enter the peritoneal cavity, by supplying efficient counter traction and a palpable marker of the intestinal wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1141
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery today
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


Dive into the research topics of 'Using an indwelled test tube as a good "navigator" during enterostomy closure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this