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Ileostomy: An ileostomy is a bowel diversion surgery after removing all of the large intestine; the last part of the small intestine (ileum) is connected to the abdominal wall; liquid waste moving through the small intestine will drain from the abdominal opening (stoma) into a pouch that hangs outside the body.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ileostomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Ileostomy:

Other Surgical Options: Ileostomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Ileostomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Ileostomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Ileostomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Ileostomy

Possible surgical complications of Ileostomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Ileostomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good, but getting used to the ileostomy bag can take up to a year.

Descriptions of Ileostomy

Ileostomy: Surgery to attach the bottom of the small intestine to an abdominal opening to allow fecal matter to exit.

Ileostomy: An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. An ileostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the intestine has been removed.
Source: National Institute of Health

Ileostomy: surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis
Source: WordNet 2.1

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