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What would happen if the large intestine is removed?
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In brief: Colostomy/illeostomy
Generally, if the colon needs to be removed for some reason, the surgeon will create a place on the abdominal wall where the intestines can drain.
Depending on exactly how much is removed, it may either be a colostomy (from what's left of the colon) or an illeostomy (from the end of the small intestine). A bag is usually worn to catch the feces.

In brief: Colostomy/illeostomy
Generally, if the colon needs to be removed for some reason, the surgeon will create a place on the abdominal wall where the intestines can drain.
Depending on exactly how much is removed, it may either be a colostomy (from what's left of the colon) or an illeostomy (from the end of the small intestine). A bag is usually worn to catch the feces.
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