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Ileoproctostomy - Can the Distal Ileum b atached 2 the remaing small colon instead of remaing rectum? If theres no large, can small b atached 2 rectum

Ileoproctostomy - Can the Distal Ileum b atached 2 the remaing small colon instead of remaing rectum? If theres no large, can small b atached 2 rectum

Yes : A small bowel could be attached to any large vowel even if the part of the large vowel remain is only the rectum . Yes as long as you have 5 cm of the large vowel still exist another small or large bowel could be attached to it ...Read more

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Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more


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How much time is the terminal ileum?

Vannot tell: Your question is not clear. The last part of the small intestine is called the terminal ileum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ileum?

What is the definition or description of: ileum?

Part of intestine: The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions of the small intestine. ...Read more

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Docs, could a human survive without the ileum?

Docs, could a human survive without the ileum?

Many do!: The function of the ileum is mainly to absorb vitamin B12 & bile salts as well as whatever products of digestion were not absorbed by the jejunum. Some of the function of a missing or shortened ileum can be accommodated, & some supplemented. ...Read more

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How long can ileum blockage last and should I be put on IV nourishment?

Ileal blockage: If you have a ileal blockage you probably should be in the hospital. Is it the underlying problem? Crohns not enough information to give a good advice. ...Read more

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What are the health ramifications if ileum swollen to 2 times normal size?

What are the health ramifications if  ileum swollen to 2 times normal size?

BOWEL OBSTRUCTION: Potential for rupture, peritonitis, blood born infection leading to multi organ failure and death. ...Read more

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Should i determine that I want also ileum be inspected during direct to consumer colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy.: An examination the terminal ileum should be a routine part of the colonoscopy. If you have a specific concern, discuss such with your Gastroenterologist to make sure that this is a part of his/her planned procedure for you. ...Read more