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noun. surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis.
- -stomy (English)
- ileo- (English)
- ileum (English)
Sentences with ileostomy
1. Noun, singular or mass
Having an ileostomy may mean that you will have to make some adjustments to your diet, but you still should be able to enjoy your meals and eating.
If you've had an ileostomy — a surgical procedure that creates an opening in your abdomen to allow stool to leave your body — many of the same foods can be used to thicken your stool.