Arif Hakan Demirel, İbrahim Kurtoğlu, Saygın Altıner, Recep Aydın

Clinic of General Surgery, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye


Stoma prolapse is one of the most common late complications following stoma construction. Although prolapses can be managed conservatively, they often require surgical revision. This study aimed to describe a revision method called peristomal cerclage applied with local anesthesia to treat stoma prolapse. A 66-year-old male patient with advanced rectal cancer underwent sigmoid loop colostomy one year ago due to a distal occlusive tumor. A revision of the colostomy prolapse that developed postoperatively was planned. After the reduction of the 12 cm prolapse into the abdomen under local anesthesia, a repair was performed in the form of peristomal wrapping of a vessel tape; except for short-term abdominal distension, no complications developed in the patient. He is currently in the postoperative 26th month and terminal period, and his colostomy is working normally. The present report aimed to describe the peristomal cerclage method, a minimally invasive revision procedure applied to patients with stoma prolapse, and to deliver its long-term results. It is important to report the results obtained with the more widespread use of this method.

Keywords: Stoma, colostomy, prolapse, cerclage

Cite this article as: Demirel AH, Kurtoğlu İ, Altıner S, Aydın R. Repair of stoma prolapse with the “peristomal cerclage” method using vessel tape. Turk J Surg 2023; 39 (4): 373-376.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - AHD; Design - SA; Supervision - AHD; Data Collection and/or Processing - İK, SA, RA; Analysis and/or Interpretation - RA; Literature Search - SA, İK; Writing Manuscript - SA, AHD; Critical Reviews - AHD.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.