What's the difference between "loop" and "end" ileostomy?

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hvacchronie
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   Posted 10/17/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Could someone explain please? Thank you

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   Posted 10/17/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
a loop ileostomy is when they take a loop of the small intestine, cut it but not all the way and take it out through the abdominal wall. an end ileostomy is when they disconnect the small intestine comepletely and take the end of it and take it out through the abdominal wall.
for me it was hard to understand just by explanation and only by looking at the picture of it i could understand it.
 
so here's the drawing of it to help you understand how it works:
 

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   Posted 10/17/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
oops it didn't work :/
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

hvacchronie
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   Posted 10/17/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Hodoya! I also googled-it and get the idea. Tony's is an "End" ileo.

hvacchronie
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   Posted 10/17/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops! Sorry I spelled your name wrong!

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   Posted 10/18/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
lol that's ok, i didn't even notic till you mentioned :p glad you now know which one Tony is :D

mine is a loop.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

hvacchronie
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   Posted 10/21/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, we saw his PA mon. and we were wrong: he DOES have a "loop" ileo. Good to know . They want him to have a consult w/ colorectal surgery this week to poss. sched. another rectal scope under general anes. however, the drainage has lessened significantly as well as the cramps/spasms! They saw no evidence of an abcess on the CT they did last month and since he has no fever or major abd pain they ruled that out! Thank God!! He is VERY strictured in that area so maybe the drainage that should have been normally coming out every so often just builds up and then HAS to come out. They still want to remove the rectum sooner than later but we all want to postpone it if we can.

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   Posted 10/30/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
     I had my colon and rectum removed but the surgeon left the anus intact.  I am now 4 months post op and still have drainage but the surgeon said this is a good thing...guess better out than in...that is why, I suppose, he left the anus intact.
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