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What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

A bag: This is a surgically placed bag on the abdomen used for some patients who have had colon surgery. These are common procedures. ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my dad has a loop colostomy, and is hoping to reverse it. how easy or hard is the reversal procedure?

What do you suggest if my dad has a loop colostomy, and is hoping to reverse it. how easy or hard is the reversal procedure?

Very simple: Various procedures are used to divert the bowel, in particular when a low surgical resection of the sigmoid colon is performed. Here the anastomosis is given a chance to heal by diverting food from the suture line. Loop colostomy has an opening on top of the loop which is repaired, the adjacent tissue opened so that the closed bowel can be dropped into the abdomen. ...Read more

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My father has a loop colostomy, and is hoping to reverse it. How difficult is the reversal procedure?

Simple: The loop is performed proximal to an anastomosis to allow it to heal. At the time of closure the proximal and distal parts of the opened loop are divided and at skin level the margins are anastomosed and then droped back into the now open loop site which is then closed at fascial and skin levels. ...Read more

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Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

For low rectal Ca: Turnbull-cutait rectal pull through procedure is done for low rectal cancers , other wise need permanent colostomy has 20 failure rate 6 % local recurrence is rarely done with advent of staple surgery , can get much better margins , less morboty ...Read more

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My colostomy always leaks how can I stop this I have tryed e everything?

My colostomy always leaks how can I stop this I have tryed e everything?

Get to a : Qualified enterostomal therapist. There are many tricks and maneuvers available to prevent this from happening. ...Read more

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Is a colostomy painful?

Is a colostomy painful?

No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent skin breakdown. ...Read more

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How is colostomy treated?

Nursing: Nursing ostomy care instructions will be given on care and colostomy supplies. ...Read more

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What is a reversal colostomy?

What is a reversal colostomy?

Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or should be reversed. ...Read more

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What is a transverse colostomy?

ABDOMINAL OPENING: The second part of the colon, which runs from the right upper quadrant to the left upper quadrant is appropriately named the transverse colon. If this part of the colon is brought up to the surface of the abdominal wall, as a stoma, it is a transverse colostomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How is a colostomy usually done?

How is a colostomy usually done?

Surgery: A colostomy is a surgical procedure where the colon is divided after which the upstream part is sewn to the abdominal wall so that the bowel contents can be collected in a bag worn on the abdominal wall, thereby bypassing the anus. This may be permanent (for low rectal cancer) or temporary (after emergency colon surgery). This may be done via laparoscopic or open surgery, depending on the reason. ...Read more