Loop ileostomy is performed when temporary diversion of the fecal stream is required. It may be used to protect a tenuous colon anastomosis or as part of the initial treatment of severe inflammatory bowel disease.


Ulcerative Colitis Distal Ileum Loop Ileostomy Restorative Proctocolectomy Fecal Diversion 
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