loop ileostomy vs end ileostomy

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tbraz
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   Posted 10/2/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok probably a stupid question, but what is the difference between a loop ileostomy and an end ileostomy?
CD diagnosed in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying UC
J-pouch surgery to be scheduled in 08


Irish_Mom
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   Posted 10/3/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Here's something I found for you:

A loop ileostomy is different from a standard (or end) ileostomy because both upstream and downstream ends of the bowel come through the same opening in the abdominal wall. The upstream end of the bowel drains stool from the small intestine, and the downstream end drains mucus from the portion of the small bowel that leads to the J-pouch. The loop construction of the stoma allows for a simpler closure of the ileostomy and a shorter recovery time following pouch surgery.


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tbraz
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 280
   Posted 10/3/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info, I was unaware that anything would change with my ileostomy when I went for the J-pouch surgery.
CD diagnosed in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying UC
J-pouch surgery to be scheduled in 08

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