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The provision of intestinal stoma care is challenging in austere settings due to limitations in surgical and wound care access as well as the high cost and sparsity of ostomy supplies. As a result, many surgical patients suffer from ostomy-related complications such as peristomal wounds and are unable to find relief for these complications from standard treatments and measures. This article describes the external stoma diversion, a cost-effective palliative surgical procedure that assists in the healing of peristomal wounds in resource-limited settings.

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Davis, R., Sherif, Y., & Morrison, C. (2020). External stoma diversion: a palliative measure for peristomal wound healing in resource-limited settings. Journal Of Surgical Case Reports, 2020(12).