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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