Simultaneous diversion of the urinary and fecal streams utilizing a single abdominal stoma: the double-barreled wet colostomy

J Urol. 1989 May;141(5):1189-91. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)41210-9.


A new technique to achieve simultaneous diversion of the urinary and fecal streams using a single abdominal stoma is described. The procedure consists of the construction of a diverting loop colostomy with division of the colon approximately 10 to 15 cm. distal to the stoma. The segment of colon distal to the stoma, the urine limb, acts as a urinary conduit. To date 3 patients have undergone the procedure with followup of 3, 13 and 18 months. Neither upper tract infection nor upper tract deterioration has occurred. The potential role of this procedure to treat a difficult group of patients is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Colectomy
  • Colostomy / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pelvic Exenteration
  • Pelvic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Radiation Injuries / surgery
  • Time Factors
  • Urinary Diversion / methods*