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Synonyms for stoma

a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass

a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)

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Speaking about the complications of stoma, he mentioned leakage and soreness, stenosis, prolapse, para stomal hernia.
But she says the stoma - a bag that sits outside her tummy and collects bodily waste - has dramatically improved her quality of life.
Patients with stoma require a longer stay in hospital, increasing the demand on health care systems.
Rachael soon turned her hand to art and is now holding an exhibition featuring a black dress made using unused stoma bags she was given during her treatment.
After a six-week stay in hospital, Paul is now on his way to being in remission, although he relies on the use of a stoma bag - and he'll be wearing it in the water.
People from all over the country who are living with stomas of all kinds attend this important educational and social meeting.
They were divided into group A, B (intervention groups) and C (control group) in which stoma were closed at 2, 4 and 8 weeks of its formation respectively.
Anomocytic stoma is large, dense and two epidermis cells in both epiderma (Fig.
Faeces are expelled through the stoma into a disposable bag.
There is a small but growing focus on the question of the experience of stoma and the introduction of an ostomy appliance in the nursing literature, researching how nurses might understand, treat and care for patients living with a colostomy or ileostomy bag.
The complications of colostomy formation observed were skin excoriation (62%), stoma prolapse (23.
He will take his special bear, nicknamed Stoma Fluffhead, into theatre with him and when he comes round the two will have matching little bags.
The stoma has no sphincter control and requires a collection system (Burch, 2011; Piras & Hurley, 2011).
The aim of our study was to find out whether a protective stoma was capable of lowering the rate of clinical AL and to evaluate the rate of AL requiring re-surgery.