Ileostomy

Definition of Ileostomy:

An operation that makes it possible for stool to leave the body after the colon and rectum are removed.  The surgeon makes an opening in the abdomen and attaches the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) to it.

Also: Ileostomies

Topics Related to Ileostomy

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...the condition
“...B12 is absorbed by the part of the bowel called the ileum, so surgery to remove the ileum (an ileostomy) is quite likely to cause B12 deficiency...”
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