A friend of mine in clinicals this week was assigned a patient who is about to undergo an ileostomy reversal (closure or takedown). That is the only reason the patient is in the hospital. We both are trying to brainstorm as to what to put for a medical diagnosis, the pathophysiology and the sign and symptoms for the medical diagnosis but unfortunately we are both struggling with it. The nursing diagnosis, goals and interventions are pretty standard based on lab work and post-operative care but can you put a ileostomy reversal as a medical diagnosis? It's not in either volumes of our med-surg books. If you could help I'd really appreciate it. Even if it's just hints or tips to lead us in the right direction. Thanks so much for your help!