ileostomy

Ileostomy

ileostomy

An Ileostomy is created by bringing a portion of the ileum (small intestine) through an opening in the abdomen.

The output is fairly constant and watery. It contains large amounts of salts and digestive enzymes. Because these can easily irritate the stoma, extra care should be taken to ensure that the output does notcome into contact with the skin around the stoma.