Ostomy Glossary: Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy Information (L)

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Ostomy Glossary

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Loop Ostomy

It is usually created in the transverse colon. In a loop ostomy both ends of the dissected colon (the proximal and distal) are brought out through the same ostomy. There is then one ostomy with two stomas. The proximal stoma connected to the GI tract is the outlet for stool while the distal stoma connected to the rectum displaces mucous (mucous fistula). It is usually employed for an ileostomy or a colostomy. At times it may look like a common single end stoma, and in some instances the mucous makes it challenging to maintain good ostomy bag adherence.

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