Doctor insights on:
Ileostomy And Phantom Rectum
Can a loop ileostomy be reversed if there's no active Crohns but a lot if scare tissue in the rectum?
Possibly: Whether this can be done depends on how much scar tissue there is around the rectum. Your surgeon and gastroenterologist will be important resources to help you answer this question. ...Read more
If there is no large intestines and no rectum, is it possible to have Ileostomy Reversal or Ileoproctostomy? Why
Entire Large intestines & rectum removed. Brooke Ileostomy created. Can Brooke Ileostomy later be reversed using the rectal stump?
Your PMD..: Your PMD/Surgeon will answer it better.....too many variables ......not disclosed. ...Read more
Dr says he will do an ileostomy reversal by inserting a tube which he'll connect my stoma to 1 end & rectum to the other. Is that how a reversal is?
No: an ileostomy is a safety valve in the proximal intestine to prevent intestinal content from reaching a stitch line in a lower segment of colon near the rectum where a tumor has been resected and the ends of colon stitched together . This safety valve can then be closed.when the stitch line has healed. The ends of the ileostomy are mobilized and resutured. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
SubColectomy w/Ileostomy Placmnt in 01, Abdominal Dishences frm c.diff infec causin rectum removl. Ileostomy revisn X2 in 09. Reversal Possible now?
Maybe: It depends on whether or not the rectum was removed or not. There's no reason to think you have a sphincter problem, and if that's true, along with the presence of the rectum, you may be able to get reversed. Without most of the colon, likely to have frequent BM's. see a colorectal surgeon for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have 1st visit @Mayo Clinic next week due to removal of ALL intestines & rectum w/ileostomy. Faild Revrsl. Stoma has 3 holes instead of 1... Why?
Not really: A loop ileostomy is an ostomy where both upstream and downstream ends of the bowel come through the same opening in the abdominal wall. It can be different in terms of what segment of bowel is used. It usually allows for a simpler closure of the ileostomy and a shorter recovery time following pouch surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer