Does my parastomal hernia affect me reinfusing my chyme?

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The bowel length, that is external to the fascia, can be kinked and lengthened with a parastomal hernia. Caution is required when intubating a patient with a parastomal hernia. Digital palpation is required to gauge length, kinking or narrowing and direction to safely intubate the distal limb of the enterostomy. If there is any resistance or pain for the patient, they are unsuitable for chyme reinfusion. If digital palpation does not identify any concerning features of the hernia, then careful intubation by a trained health care professional is recommended.  It is recommended that a balloon retained tube be used rather than The Insides® Tube in this instance.

 

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