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the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus
Surgical formation of an artificial anus by joining the colon to an opening in the anterior abdominal wall.
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In some people recovering from pressure sores, the risk of irritating or infecting the sore during an ordinary bowel program is so high that a temporary colostomy
A temporary colostomy
may be needed for a period of time to allow a portion of the colon to heal.
To do this, a temporary colostomy
is created by bringing a portion of the intestine through the abdominal wall to form a stoma on the abdomen.