colostomy


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colostomy

the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus

colostomy

[kə′las·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical formation of an artificial anus by joining the colon to an opening in the anterior abdominal wall.
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This minimally invasive stent procedure offers a safe, less painful and less embarrassing treatment alternative for people who are suffering from a painful colonic obstruction and may be facing a temporary colostomy," said Alan Thorson, M.
Doctors had to perform a three- hour colostomy to provide an alternate opening for the girl to pass stool 4- year- old sodomised, Women shouldn't suffer Continued from page 1 with a stool bag for the next few months.
My mum has a colostomy bag after having life-saving surgery five years ago, it is enough of a daily struggle without ignorant, rude and inconsiderate people behaving in this way.
I had a colostomy bag fitted and chemotherapy and was told that my cancer had gone.
She needs to gain weight consistently so they can remove the colostomy for good.
A colostomy is known as a surgical procedure during which surgeons divert one end of the large intestine into a visible opening, termed as stoma on the patient's abdomen.
Colostomy Bags are pouches used to contain fecal material leaving the human body through a stoma, which is the dissected end of the large intestine that has been redirected from the anus to usually the anterior abdominal wall.
TEM provides an alternative to major redo pelvic surgery, which carries the risk of intra-operative and postoperative complications resulting in permanent stoma creation, and prevents the morbidity associated with re-exploration and colostomy.
Before the 1970s - 1980s this disease was treated surgically with abdominoperineal resection (APR) resulting in a permanent colostomy.
Developed by ConvaTec, Vitala™ CCD is an innovative, non-invasive device that allows individuals to manage their colostomy without having to wear a pouch or incorporate irrigation.
Products include walkers and canes, hospital beds, wheel chairs, oxygen, nebulizers, urological and colostomy supplies, orthopedics, etc.
And more than eight in ten (85 per cent) are expected to carry out medical procedures including changing colostomy bags, a survey commissioned by the union found.