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How do an ileostomy and a colostomy differ?
The bowel may have to be rerouted through an artificially created hole (stoma) in the abdomen so that faeces can still leave the body. A colostomy is an operation that connects the colon to the abdominal wall, while an ileostomy connects the last part of the small intestine (ileum) to the abdominal wall.
Why would someone have a colostomy and an ileostomy?
Why a colostomy or an ileostomy is done A colostomy or an ileostomy may be done as part of treatment for: cancer of the colon, rectum or anus. an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. … a blockage in the intestine (called a bowel obstruction)
What kind of stool comes out of an ileostomy?
Your stoma is made from the lining of your intestine. It will be pink or red, moist, and a little shiny. Stool that comes from your ileostomy is thin or thick liquid, or it may be pasty. It is not solid like the stool that comes from your colon.
What is a Defunctioning ileostomy?
The defunctioning loop ileostomy was introduced as a technique to create a manageable stoma that would divert the fecal stream from a more distal anastomosis in order to reduce the consequences of any anastomotic leakage.