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Gastrointestinal Stomas

Edited by Vincenzo Neri

University of Foggia

Gastrointestinal stomas constitute an evident anatomical modification, but their perception by patients represents a serious and unacceptable alteration of the body schema. Esophagostomy, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy are usually temporary, but ileostomy and colostomy are permanent in many cases. Two purposes characterize the two types of intestinal stomas: to divert intestinal content and to allow enteral nutrition. The purpose of the stoma in the therapeutic program is surrounded by many misunderstandings and this notice given by surgeons is horrifying to patients. In this therapeutic scenario the enterostomal therapist plays a central role. This book pays great attention to the care of the stoma and its therapeutic role, but overall the need is to prevent diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for this surgical alteration to the body's anatomy.

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Gastrointestinal StomasEdited by Vincenzo Neri

Published: December 11th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78816

ISBN: 978-1-78984-186-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-185-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-002-1

Copyright year: 2019

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3961 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

3 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Role of Colostomy in the Colorectal Pathologies

By Vincenzo Neri


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2. Stoma Revision on the Flaps in Cases of Abdominal Wall Defect with Digestive Tract Rupture

By Masaki Fujioka


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3. Intestinal Ostomy Complications and Care

By Francielle Profeta Rodrigues, Jane Andrea Vieira Novaes, Marcela Monteiro Pinheiro, Paula Martins and José Renan Cunha-Melo


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4. Gastric Microbiota: Between Health and Disease

By Hristo Ilianov Iliev, Mila Dimitrova Kovacheva-Slavova, Todor Asenov Angelov, Hristo Yankov Valkov, Ali Bedran and Borislav Georgiev Vladimirov


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5. Full Colonoscopy in Patients under 50 Years Old with Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

By Mahsa Khodadoostan, Ahmad Shavakhi, Reihaneh Padidarnia, Alireza Shavakhi and Mehdi Ahmadian


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6. Radioimaging Diagnosis of Vaterian Ampulloma: Technique, Semiology, and Differential Diagnosis - Review

By Ana Magdalena Bratu and Constantin Zaharia


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