Is a Loop Colostomy Permanent? Center

A colostomy is a surgical procedure to create a stoma in the large bowel (colon) through the abdomen. A colostomy may be temporary or permanent depending upon the reason for which it is performed. A colostomy can be constructed as a loop colostomy or as an end colostomy. Reasons for colostomy include inflammatory bowel disease, imperforate anus (a blocked or missing anal opening), serious bowel infections, injury to the colon or rectum, bowel obstruction, rectal or colon cancer, or wounds or fistulas in the perineum. Read more: Is a Loop Colostomy Permanent? Article


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