Title

Elective colostomy closure in an AIDS patient.

Publication/Presentation Date

6-1-1994

Abstract

This article describes a 27-year-old patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who underwent emergency sigmoid colostomy, Hartmann's pouch, and presacral drainage for rectal perforation. Three months later, he underwent uneventful elective colostomy closure, a procedure previously unreported in an AIDS patient. He remained without gastrointestinal symptoms for 14 months after colostomy closure until he died from central nervous system toxoplasmosis. A diagnosis of AIDS alone should not preclude colostomy closure in AIDS patients.

Volume

86

Issue

6

First Page

469

Last Page

471

ISSN

1943-4693

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

8078085

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article