[ ˌɪlɪˈɒstəmɪ], [ ˌɪlɪˈɒstəmɪ], [ ˌɪ_l_ɪ__ˈɒ_s_t_ə_m_ɪ]
Related words: ostomy bag, ileostomy bag, ostomy pouch, colostomy bag, ostomy bag protectors, ostomy bag leaks, ostomy pouch leaking, ostomy supplies, ostomy pouches
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How to use "Ileostomy" in context?
When the large intestine becomes blocked, such as from Crohn's disease, a person may have to have an ileostomy. This is surgery that divides the large intestine into two parts and then connects (ileum) the two parts. This allows food and waste to flow through on one side or the other, instead of throughout the entire large intestine.
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