Intestinal Stoma

  • Michael F. McGeeEmail author
  • Peter A. Cataldo


Intestinal stoma creation significantly impacts the patient and his or her support system. Stoma-related complications are common, but even absent complications stomas can negatively impact quality of life for the ostomate. Conscientious surgical stewardship and collaborative nursing care can decrease complications and improve quality of life for ostomates. As such, mastery of preparing, creating, caring for, and reversing stomas is a hallmark of the colorectal surgeon’s armamentarium.


Colostomy Ileostomy Stoma Enterostomal therapy Stoma complications 

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© ASCRS (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic SurgeryDepartment of Surgery, Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, University of Vermont Medical CenterUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

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