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Ileostomy Health Article

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:38pm

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An ileostomy can be placed ...


An ileostomy can be placed in different sites on the abdomen (A). Once the incision is made, the ileum is pulled through the incision (B), and a rod is placed under the loop. The loop is cut open, one side is stitched to the abdomen (C). The portion of intestine is flipped open to expose the interior surface (D), and the opposite side is stitched in place (E). (Illustration by GGS Inc.)




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