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What is the stoma like and where is it located?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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