A member asked:

If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of brooke ileostomy... how much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?

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Depends: The amount of rectum remaining will vary from person to person depending on the reason for the surgery in the first place. Is the procedure planned for inflammatory bowel disease? colon cancer?, trauma? some other condition? The best person to ask is the surgeon and or surgical team.

Answered 9/23/2015

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