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5. Stoma and Bladder

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What is the difference between a colostomy and an ileostomy?

  • A colostomy is a permanent stoma creation and an ileostomy can be reversed
  • A colostomy requires the patient to wear a colostomy bag while an ileostomy doesn?t
  • A colostomy is created from the colon and an ileostomy is created from the end of the small bowel
  • A colostomy is created for colon cancer patients and an ileostomy is created for rectal cancer patients

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