The provider repairs a tear or hole in the large intestine with sutures and washes out the abdomen with antibiotic solution or normal saline. In addition, he performs a colostomy to divert food waste into a bag worn externally. He performs this procedure to give the damaged tissue and sutured area time to heal and avoid possible infection from contamination by fecal material.
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