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A 38-year-old male asked about a 56-year-old female:

Had ileostomy reversal surgery that failed due 2 anastomotic leak/abscess fluid filling up. y would dr wait 5days b4 doing 2nd surgery 2 correct?

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Dr. Robert Luntz
Urology 31 years experience
Ileostomy reversal: He most likely wanted to give the leak an opportunity to close on its own.
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