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Colostomy belts


The special purpose of a colostomy belt is to hold a light dressing over the stoma and to support the weakened abdominal wall. A colostomy bag is useful immediately after surgery but undesirable in the management of an established colostomy: it may predispose to incisional hernia and soreness, and is inappropriate for collecting a formed stool.

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