The first stage relieves the intestinal obstruction by performing a colostomy.
This is called a colostomy or ileostomy, depending on which part of the bowel is used.
The temporary colostomy was reversed on the 5th May 1994.
It may only require a loop colostomy or dividing adhesions, but surgery can have a significant mortality and morbidity.
Following the surgery Mr Y was rushed ICU he had a temporary colostomy for a number of months.