Ileostomy. Definition

Medical Definition: Ileostomy

Surgical procedure to remove from outside the body through an opening in the abdomen, the tip of the small intestine, the ileum, which is located between the stomach and intestine, and takes place most of digestion. To help the small intestine heal, you can perform a procedure called a stoma, through which creates an opening (stoma) of the intestine through the abdominal wall to provide a new path for waste material leave the body after they removed part of the intestine. In addition, for the content of the intestine, unformed stool, put a drainage bag (stoma appliance) around the opening. In most cases, the stoma in the small intestine is temporary and can be closed with another operation later, but if it removes a large portion of the intestine, the stoma may be permanent.

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