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Ileostomy

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noun

The surgical procedure (or the opening produced) wherein the ileum of the small intestine is brought onto the exterior through the abdominal skin to allow drainage of intestinal contents into an external pouching system


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Ileostomies are done on patients who have problems with removing colonic wastes as a result of colon removal, colorectal cancer, or diseases affecting the large intestine such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis


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peristalsis, segmentation and digestion?

Hello, My grandmother who had a (second) ileostomy on tuesday morning still does not have any bowel sounds, they returned much faster last month after her first surgery. Her feeding tube was restarted but there is no movement or absorption of ...

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by skye872
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: peristalsis, segmentation and digestion?
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