A 23-year-old member asked:
what is the stoma like and where is it located?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jason Hemming answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Abdominal wall: A stoma is an opening either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Usually it connects part of the GI tract with the abdominal wall.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Donald Kim answered
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: General answer. One type is created at the end of the small bowel (the terminal ileum) called and ileostomy and is located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The second type is typically at the end of the colon and is called a colostomy. It is typically located in the left lower quadrant. Both of these would be the edges of bowel, attached to the skin, eliminating waste/stool.
Answered on Jul 4, 2016
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