Ostomy is a surgically created opening connecting an internal organ to the surface of the body for the discharge of body wastes. A stoma is the actual end of the small or large bowel that can be seen protruding through the abdominal wall. Different kinds of ostomies are named for the organ involved.
Ileostomy is surgically created opening in the small intestine, usually at the end of the ileum. Ileostomies may be temporary or permanent, and may involve removal of all or part of the entire colon.s a surgically created opening connecting an internal organ to the surface of the body.
Colostomy a colostomy is created when a portion of the colon or the rectum is removed and the remaining colon is brought to the abdominal wall.
Urostomy a general term for a surgical procedure which diverts urine away from a diseased or defective bladder.
Stoma A stoma (from the Greek word for 'mouth') is where an opening is made on your abdomen which allows waste to pass out of the body. It's usually pink or red in color.
A pouching ostomy system (sometimes, called a bag or appliance) is a medical device that provides a means for the collection of waste from a surgically procedure (usually a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy) that comes from the stoma.
Pouching systems may include a one-piece or two-piece system. Both kinds include a skin barrier/wafer ("faceplate" in older terminology) and a collection pouch.