Case Report: PDF OnlySimple Device for Treating Prolapsing Loop ColostomyHsieh, Ming-Yua; Liu, Chinsua, *; Ho, Shin-Hueib; Wung, Shin-Hueyb; Chin, Taiwaia; Wei, Choufua Author Information aDivision of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. bDepartment of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Chinsu Liu, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Section 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: May 11, 2005; • Accepted: November 18, 2005. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: March 2006 - Volume 69 - Issue 3 - p 138-139 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70193-5 Metrics Abstract Stoma prolapse is a common complication of intestinal stoma. Although various surgical methods yield satisfactory results, nonsurgical treatment may be better for a temporary stoma. We report a case of a patient with a distal limb prolapse of a right transverse colostomy who received nonsurgical treatment with satisfactory results. For the treatment of a temporary transverse loop colostomy with distal limb prolapse, we designed a simple device consisting of a pediatric plastic medicine cup, which was rolled into a towel to shape the bottom of the cup into a compressor. The towel was put on the stoma outside of the colostomy bag with the compressor above the prolapsing limb of the colostomy. An abdominal binder was applied to fix the towel. © 2006 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.