A stoma (pl. stomata) is an opening, either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Surgically created openings are commonly known as ostomies and include gastrostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, tracheostomy and urostomy.
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Living With Colostomy
A young persons guide. Before, during and after the operation. Includes a chat channel where you can talk about your ostomy problems.
Ileostomy care information with illustrations. Links to diet tips. Email author.
Kock Pouch Information
Information and description of this surgical procedure and a list of surgeons who perform them.
NHS Choices: Ileostomy
Provides information on this surgical procedure. Includes a short video and details of why it is used, how the procedure is performed, recovery, recommendations and complications.
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