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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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Sigmoid colostomies were done in patients with spinal cord trauma to make care easier and to divert the fecal stream from decubitus ulcers.
Chris Martin of RCT states, "We are pleased to be a part of this disruptive, game-changing technology to improve the lives of individuals with colostomies and to be working with such a talented group of people.
This device, along with the System's proprietary, single-use disposables, will allow individuals with colostomies to manage their fecal output without the use of ostomy bags.
By sharing and exploring new therapies and surgical techniques, we further our goals of preserving normal function in our patients and avoiding the need for permanent colostomies," said John H.
New company to develop technology to restore continence control to individuals with colostomies
The Unistep Plus(TM) Wallstent(R) Enteral Endoprosthesis is cleared for relief of malignant obstructions of the colon and duodenum as well as a "bridge to surgery" -- an alternative to temporary surgical colostomies associated with malignant colonic strictures.
By using genetic analysis to identify which malignancies in the colon are likely to be aggressive, Shelton hopes to spare some patients unnecessary colostomies.