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What is an Ostomy?
An ostomy refers to a surgically created opening in the body designed to discharge the body’s waste. A stoma is the actual end of the ureter or small or large intestine that has been rerouted through the abdominal wall and protrudes from the skin.
Some of the most common types of ostomies are described below:
- Colostomy: A surgically created opening of the colon or large intestine which results in a stoma. A colostomy is created when a portion of the colon is removed and the remaining colon is rerouted through the abdominal wall to allow waste to exit the body.
- Ileostomy: A surgically created opening in the small intestine, usually at the end of the ileum. The small intestine is rerouted through the abdominal wall to form a stoma and allow waste to exit the body.
- Urostomy: A surgically created artificial opening or stoma for the urinary system to allow urine to exit the body.