Abstract

Objective: This case report aimed to share our clinical practice about the Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum (PHGG) incorporation in conventional ileostomy management.


Case presentation: Patients A and B, who diagnosed with Diabetic Mellitus and Hypertension recto-sigmoid adenocarcinoma stage III, had high stoma output after anterior resection with covering ileostomy (more than 1200ml per day). PHGG was integrated into nutritional management and showed a positive effect in normalizing volume and the consistency of ileostomy stoma output.


Discussion: Postoperative ileostomy patients often faced a higher risk for malnutrition among cancer patients. Persistent high stoma output without proper management could cause dehydration, depletion of magnesium and sodium, acute renal injury and malnutrition. High protein and high calories normal diet would normally be prescribed to postoperative colorectal cancer patients with an ileostomy. The addition of PHGG showed a positive effect in improving ileostomy consistency and output.


Conclusion: The PHGG incorporation in the post-operative nutritional management for ileostomy revealed positive outcomes in consistency and volume of stoma output and nutritional intake.


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