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A 32-year-old female asked:

What does patent end to side ileo colonic anastomosis in ascending colon mean? and characterized by healthy appearing mucosa! i had surgery in dec.

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
All is good: The doctor is telling you that when the terminal ileum (end of small bowel) was connected to the colon, the passage between then is open and working. He has not scarred down to a small hole causing a problem. The lining of each tube, ileum and colon, is covered with mucosa and the appearance is health, not that of inflammation and such. This is a good report by description. Congratulations !
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Sounds good: The information you provided means that the area where your small intestine was sutured to the remainder of your colon is open enough to allow progression of intestinal contents. There is also no evidence of residual or recurrent disease in the area. All of this is good.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2020

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