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In patients with generous abdominal walls and bulky mesenteries, fashioning stomas can be difficult. Struggling to pass the bowel and its mesentery through the stoma can damage the local blood supply. We propose a method which eases this passage. Cut the fingers off a surgical glove, and place the colon in the lumen of the remaining glove cuff (Fig. 1). Pass an instrument through the external stomal opening and apply gentle traction to the glove and bowel, delivering the colon through the abdominal wall (Fig. 2). We have found the technique to facilitate passage of the mesentery, reducing trauma to the delicate tissues.