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What is removed during an illiostomy?

What is removed during an illiostomy?

Possibly nothing: Ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the ileum of the small intestine is attached to a hole made in the abdominal wall. Things removed depends on the need for surgery. It can be done with a colectomy, where colon is removed as in treating ulcerative colitis. After a time the ileum may be reconnected to rectum in a procedure called a takedown or reanastamosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Wayne Myles
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Ileostomy (Definition)

A portion of the small intestine attached to the abdominal wall in order to be able to go to the bathroom if something happened to ...Read more


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I had a Subtotal Colectomy with Ileostomy placement in 2001 in which ALL of my Large Intestine and most of my Small were removed. This year 13yrs later, after being told I was a candidate for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery during a Consultation visit with

I had a Subtotal Colectomy with Ileostomy placement in 2001 in which ALL of my Large Intestine and most of my Small were removed. This year 13yrs later, after being told I was a candidate for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery during a Consultation visit with

Finish question: Your question was cut off because only a limited number of characters can be used. Re-ask and try to shorten some (& for and, "After" instead of "I had a", w/ for with, etc. It's tough if you have a complicated question. We have limits to and it's tough for us to answer fully as well! ...Read more

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If the large intestines & all but approx 3 inches of the small intestines is removed to where a patient has had an ileostomy 12yrs, can it b reversed?

If the large intestines & all but approx 3 inches of the small intestines is removed to where a patient has had an ileostomy 12yrs, can it b reversed?

Usually not: You need more than 3 inches of your small intestine to survive, so there is likely more than that currently in place. After 12 years, surgeons are not likely to reverse an ileostomy. ...Read more

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If subtotal colectomy with creation of Brooke Ileostomy placement has been performed, would the rectal stump still be present or is it removed?

If subtotal colectomy with creation of Brooke Ileostomy placement has been performed, would the rectal stump still be present or is it  removed?

It is often: preserved if a REHOOK-UP is the plan! Speak with your surgeon..this should not be an unanswered question!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had an ileostomy 20 years and have polyps removed every other year. The surgeon inserts a lot of packing. Do I remove packing? Will it disintegrate?

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Ask your surgeon: Most packs will not disintegrate and have to be removed or they will fall out on their own. I don't understand at all why you would have packing for polyp surgery. This is usually done for infections or to stop bleeding. ...Read more

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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

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I have an ileostomy and mucous fistula. I have hnpcc and want to know if my redundant bowel can be removed for my own comfort and preventative treatme?

Yes: The answer is essentially yes. It depends on how much colon is left and was your surgery done as emergency? Can it be studied with little inconvenience? But lesser the colon you have the better off you are. ...Read more

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