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what exactly is an ileostomy reversal?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Reconnect intestine: This generally refers to the removal of an ileostomy (loop of intestine attached to the skin so stool can drain into a bag on the abdomen) and reconnection of the ileum to the colon or intestine( or in some cases creating an ileal pouch). It really depends on the exact circumstance of the ileostomy and what else was done.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Return to Normal: There are many conditions that require the intestinal contents to be temporarily diverted from a downstream area of disease; this is created by sewing a portion of the intestine (such as the ileum) upstream from the disease, to the skin of the abdominal wall, creating a "stoma". When the downstream disease has healed, we can reoperate to reverse the stoma, putting the intestine back together.

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A 38-year-old male asked:

What is RENAL AUTOTRANSPLANT and how does it relate to an Ileostomy Reversal?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Organ auto-transplant is to move a locally damaged organ - intentionally or unintentionally - to a new site so such organ will / may continue to survive & function. For kidneys, such need usually takes place for insufficient ureter or artery. How is that related with ileostomy reversal? It would be most likely to make the shortened ureter to function. For individual situation, ask Doc.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

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Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Anatomy: An ileoproctostomy is a connection (anastomosis) between the ileum (distal small bowel) and the rectum. It is done after removing the entire colon. An ileostomy is a creation of an opening on the abdominal wall, then bringing the ileum to it and opening it so that the bowel contents empty into a bag. An ileostomy can be done without removing the entire colon and can be reversed when indicated.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

In regards to tests performed for possible ileostomy reversal, what does this mean: scan to check that timing for reversal is correct?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Depends: Each individual surgeon has their own protocol. I suspect a Barium enema to clear the colon.

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