Ileostomy placement is a surgical intervention in which a stoma is created from a portion of the small intestine, through an incision in the abdominal wall. When managing the ileostomy patient, the dietitian plays an important role. Diet recommendations should be individualized, and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can alleviate many of the complications associated with ileostomy placement and care. Read more with our case study, then apply your knowledge with a practice case scenario.
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