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Stoma

  • Daniel RohwederEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

In some cases of refractory inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), fecal diversion with ostomy is needed. It can be a temporary or definitive surgical measure. Fecal diversion surgery is associated with complications, thus professional pre- and postoperative stoma therapy and care including preoperative marking of the stoma site and structured stoma-specific follow-up by stoma therapists and physicians are crucial to optimize the outcome after ostomy surgery.

Keywords

Stoma Artificial anus Stoma care Patient education Colostomy Ileostomy Skin complications Stoma marking 

Further Reading

  1. Burch J (2017) Stoma care: an update on current guidelines for community nurses. Br J Community Nurs 22(4):162–166CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Stomas and inflammatory bowel disease|IBDrelief: https://www.ibdrelief.com/learn/treatment/surgery/stomas

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Campus Virchow Clinic, Charité – Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany

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