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What is the opening of the colostomy to the outside of the body called?

A Stoma

A stoma is an artificial opening in the body, done during surgery. For a customer with a colostomy, the surgeon brings the end of the colon through the abdomen and creates a mouthlike opening that will drain waste into a bag. A stoma can also be done for the bladder and for the ileum (the lowest part of the small intestine).

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