• Daniel RohwederEmail author


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.


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:

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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