TY - CHAP A1 - Francielle Profeta Rodrigues A2 - Jane Andrea Vieira Novaes A3 - Marcela Monteiro Pinheiro A4 - Paula Martins A5 - José Renan Cunha-Melo ED1 - Vincenzo Neri Y1 - 2019-12-11 PY - 2019 T1 - Intestinal Ostomy Complications and Care N2 - 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. BT - Gastrointestinal Stomas SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85633 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85633 SN - 978-1-78984-186-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-11 ER -