A 62-year-old female asked:
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what would be the reason for having a patient who's had subtotal colectomy with ileostomy placement undergo a fluroscopic single contrast enema test?

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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy closure
Answered on Jun 28, 2016
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