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Function and types
The Greek word stoma translates literally to mouth and refers to an artificially created opening in the body to a holly organ. Such a surgical opening is often found on the abdomen to remove body waste (feces or urine). In many cases, the creation of a stoma is the last solution that can alleviate illness, obstruction or pain. Stomas are also called ostomies and there are different types.
You have just learned that you need a stoma? Rest assured that it is likely the solution for your medical condition.