Glossary Term:

Title

ileostomy

Phonetic

<b>ill</b>-ee-<b>OSS</b>-tuh-me

Description

an operation in which the end of the small intestine, the ileum, is brought out through an opening called a stoma on the abdomen (belly). Stool that leaves the body through this opening tends to be unformed or liquid because it hasn’t been through the large intestine.