A bowel diversion surgery, continent ileostomy is performed after removal of the large intestine. During the procedure, the end of the small intestine is formed into a pouch that attaches to a valve and to the abdominal wall. This allows liquid waste moving through the small intestine to be collected by a tube and external bag that is attached to the opening.
Also Known As:
- Koch’s pouch
- Small intestine surgery
- Small intestine connection
- Ileum surgery
Conditions Treated with Continent Ileostomy:
Continent ileostomy may be performed in cases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, colorectal cancer, bowel obstruction, large intestine injury and abdominal infection or trauma.