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

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Ostomy Glossary

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Telescoping Stoma

Also called prolapsed stoma. It is an outward and abnormally long stoma. It happens when the support around the stoma weakens forcing the stoma to the outside. The stoma may protrude the ostomy anywhere between one to two inches. It does not cause pain, but it may cause problems at night when lying down since gravity brings it back inside the ostomy. It is most common in a transverse loop ostomy.

Temporary Ostomy Surgery

It is part of a surgery performed in two stages. The first consists in the partial removal of intestine and the creation of an ostomy. When time is needed for the tissue in the remaining intestines to heal, a temporary ostomy is performed. Four to six month later, a second surgery is carried on to join the proximal and distant ends from the first surgery. Normal secretion is restored, the ostomy is sealed and there is no more further use for an ostomy bag.

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