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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
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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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All patients in this study underwent a three staged procedure involving colostomy, definitive abdomino-pelvic pull-through and colostomy closure.
"Instead I would rather try and help those with negative comments to understand that having a colostomy bag is completely normal and from my, albeit limited, experience, people are more curious about them than offended."
Coming to terms with living with a colostomy can be extremely difficult to deal with and many people say they feel a loss of confidence and freedom to live their lives how they want to.
After colostomy surgery, the stoma size will decrease as swelling decreases.
When I first had my colostomy, I thought I would never again engage in some activities such as swimming or even dating.
Over two years later, Champion still must use a colostomy bag.
"Even though my life was at risk, the thought of having a colostomy really scared me and I was reluctant before I spoke to people who had gone through the same thing."
Colostomy, an artificial opening in the abdomen, is the result of a life preserving surgical procedure in which the colon is cut and brought through the abdominal wall.
He shared: "Having Crohn's is a trial but I am determined not to let it hold me back … One option is a colostomy bag but for many people it doesn't seem like the nicest of ideas.
A posterior sagittal anorectoplasty was successfully performed without a colostomy. The patient was discharged uneventfully on the postoperative 8th day.
The patient developed sepsis, requiring multiple attempts at surgical repair, including colostomy. The patient requires a permanent colostomy.