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defunction To temporarily or permanently eliminate the function of a tissue—e.g., to exteriorise a portion of the bowel so the faecal flow is collected through a stoma, leaving the distal end defunctioned.
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To reduce the severity of the sequelae of a leak, many surgeons routinely defunction
their anastomosis proximally.
Brown, "Diversion colitis and involution of the defunctioned
anorectum," Gut, vol.
are distributed as follows: 8% < 50 years, 50 years [less than or equal to] 22% [less than or equal to] 65 years, and 70% > 65 years (Table 2).