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Stoma surgery

A stoma is an artificial opening in the bowel that can be temporary or permanent. The new outlet created is through a surgical opening onto the abdominal wall.

There are three different types of stomas:

Colostomy – solid faecal output.
Ileostomy - soft faecal output.   

Urostomy (Ileal Conduit) - urine output.

A colostomy or ileostomy can be temporary or permanent. A urostomy is always permanent.

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