Re: second op

From: Shali (
Thu Jul 12 20:25:14 2007

What makes you think that you will not form the same adhesions at the ileostomy site as the current anastomosis site??? Having it come out another place just makes another place for scar tissue to grow. Makes no difference where the site is - the anastomosis is technically a resected area; resected areas are prone to adhesion growth; creating an opening for an ileostomy will now be another place.

At Sun, 8 Jul 2007, Rose wrote: >
>I am having surgery to create an ileostomy and to take down one area
>where I have small bowel adhesions.
>Reason I'm having this is I had disaster pelvic floor surgery a year
>ago. I severely scarred in and got rectosigmoid anastomosis stricture
>where sigmoid was removed, got scarred levator muscle, got contracted
>scarred puborectalis muscle that keeps rectum at 90 degrees. Also got a
>focal small bowel stricture.
>Doc is going to do this open so he can put in seprafilm. Will this
>Will more open surgery create more adhesions even with seprafilm?
>WOuld lap surgery to create the ileostomy be better?
>Not want any more trouble (have had 4 sbo's so far and cannot move bowel
>rectally without melting stool with COlyte so it can slide through all
>the low blockages)

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