temporary colostomy


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temporary colostomy

A colostomy between the colon and the exterior abdominal wall, used for a few months until the proximal colon and a more distal part of the large bowel can be joined safely. It is created typically when inflammation in the distal colon needs time to resolve.
See also: colostomy
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A temporary colostomy may be needed for a period of time to allow a portion of the colon to heal.
To do this, a temporary colostomy is created by bringing a portion of the intestine through the abdominal wall to form a stoma on the abdomen.
Depending on your child's age, weight and condition at diagnosis, a temporary colostomy or ileostomy may be performed.
Barring exceptions the radiologic, gross and histological transition zone generally corroborate in rectosigmoid Hirschsprung disease and do not pose problems in identifying the distal limit of normally innervated colon for a temporary colostomy or a definitive pull through.

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