Last Updated on Oct 21, 2016

Glossary

Ileostomy: Surgically created opening of the ileum (small bowel) on to the abdominal wall to divert evacuation of bowel contents.

Bowel or intestinal obstruction: May be due to mechanical causes or paralytic ileus as in this case.

Colorectal cancer: Cancer in the large intestine.

Gastroenteritis: An inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines leading to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Usually of bacterial or viral origin.

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