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.
KeywordsStoma Artificial anus Stoma care Patient education Colostomy Ileostomy Skin complications Stoma marking
- Stomas and inflammatory bowel disease|IBDrelief: https://www.ibdrelief.com/learn/treatment/surgery/stomas
- National Clinical Guidelines - Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK: http://ascnuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ASCN-Clinical-Guidelines-Final-25-April-compressed-11-10-38.pdf