Skip to main content

Table 3 Distribution of patients according to operative characteristics

From: Indications for and complications of intestinal stomas in the children and adults at a tertiary care hospital in a resource-limited setting: a Tanzanian experience

Operative characteristics Children less than 18 years Adults more than 18 years Total
N (%) N (%)
Indications
 • Congenital conditions 123 (94) 0 (0) 123 (74)
 • Acquired conditions 8 (6) 36 (100) 44 (26)
Purpose of stoma
 • Temporary 130 (99) 27 (75) 157 (94)
 • Permanent 1 (1) 9 (25) 10 (6)
Timing of surgery
 • Elective 58 (44) 10 (28) 68 (41)
 • Emergency 73 (56) 26 (72) 99 (59)
Rank of the surgeon
 • Junior 105 (80) 28 (78) 133 (80)
 • Senior 26 (20) 8 (22) 34 (20)
Anatomical site of the stoma
 • Jejunum 2 (2) 1 (3) 3 (2)
 • Ileum 5 (4) 13 (36) 18 (11)
 • Transverse colon 6 (5) 3 (8) 9 (5)
 • Sigmoid colon 118 (90) 19 (53) 137 (82)
Type of stoma
 • Loop 15 (12) 2 (6) 17 (10)
 • End ± Hartman procedure 14 (11) 16 (44) 30 (18)
 • Double barreled 97 (74) 18 (50) 115 (69)
 • Spectacles 5 (4) 0 (0) 5 (3)