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intestine (colon) extends from the cecum to the anus and includes the ascending
colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the
Cancer is shown in a section of the descending
Surgery removes the section of colon that contains
The surgeon connects the end of the remaining section of the
colon to an opening made in the skin. This creates a stoma.
Body waste passes from the colon through the stoma into a
colostomy pouch (or bag), which is taped to your body.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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