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Ileostomy vs. Colostomy

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Ileostomynoun

The surgical operation of attaching the ileum to the abdominal wall at a stoma (similar to a colostomy).

Colostomynoun

An incision into the colon to allow for drainage.

Ileostomynoun

surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis

Colostomynoun

The opening produced in such incision.

Ileostomy

Ileostomy is a stoma (surgical opening) constructed by bringing the end or loop of small intestine (the ileum) out onto the surface of the skin, or the surgical procedure which creates this opening. Intestinal waste passes out of the ileostomy and is collected in an external ostomy system which is placed next to the opening.

Colostomynoun

a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus

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Colostomy

A colostomy is an opening (stoma) in the large intestine (colon), or the surgical procedure that creates one. The opening is formed by drawing the healthy end of the colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place.

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