A stoma is the result of an operation to remove disease such as cancer, Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis – or from a bowel obstruction or injury to the digestive or urinary system. It is an artificial opening that allows faeces or urine either from the intestine or from the urinary tract to pass. There are three main types of stoma related to the digestive and urinary system – these are: colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy (Coloplast.co.uk). This book is a guide to stoma surgery and care for GI surgeons, from basic information to the latest advances in the field. Beginning with an overview of the digestive system, the next chapters explain the physiology and different types of stoma, including both permanent and temporary. The following chapters cover stoma surgery, post-surgical maintenance and possible complications. Other topics include sustenance with stoma, stoma care for different patient groups such as children or those with disabilities, the role of the stoma nurse and more. The book concludes with a section of frequently asked questions with detailed answers. Key points Comprehensive guide to stoma surgery and care for GI surgeons Covers permanent and temporary stoma and possible complications Includes FAQs with detailed answers Features clinical photographs, diagrams and tables to assist learning
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