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Stoma Definition

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
06/18/13  9:04 PM PST
Stoma Definition

A stoma is an opening, usually created surgically, to access the stomach or intestine for purposes of feeding or drainage. Your feeding tube enters your stomach or small intestine through the stoma. The skin area around this opening is often referred to as the stoma site.

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