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Common medical words associated with IBD

Anastomosis

to join together two hollow organs (viscus), usually to restore continuity after resection, or to bypass an unresectable disease process.

Colectomy

Surgical removal of part or the entire colon.

Distal

Anatomically located far from a point of reference, such as an origin or a point of attachment.

Enteric

Of relating to or being within the intestine.

Mucosal

A mucous membrane.

Skip lesions

continuous areas of inflammation.

Transmural

Extending through or affecting the entire thickness of the wall or organ or cavity.

Stenoses

An abnormal narrowing.




MORE LINKS

If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.org.au for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis

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