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How is a loop stoma made in fecal diversion?

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To make the loop stoma, a small loop of intestine will be brought up through the abdominal wall. A plastic rod will be passed under the loop to keep the stoma in place. The loop will be cut half way through to make the site for the bowel opening. Each open end of the bowel will appear as two openings in the stoma. If you are having a loop colostomy, the end of the intestine will be stitched to your skin. If you are having a loop ileostomy, the loop will be turned back on itself and then stitched just below your skin. They'll remove the rod several days after surgery.

From: Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion WebMD Medical Reference

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House: "Bowel Diversion Surgeries: Ileostomy, Colostomy, Ileoanal Reservoir, and Continent Ileostomy."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Ostomy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 13, 2017

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House: "Bowel Diversion Surgeries: Ileostomy, Colostomy, Ileoanal Reservoir, and Continent Ileostomy."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Ostomy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 13, 2017

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