colostomy bag

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bag

 [bag]
a flexible container; see also pocket, pouch and sac.
colostomy bag a receptacle worn over the stoma by a colostomy patient, to receive the fecal discharge.
Douglas bag a receptacle for the collection of exhaled air, permitting measurement of respiratory gases; typically used to measure dead space to tidal volume ratio (VD/VT).
ileostomy bag any of various plastic or latex pouches attached to the stoma either for collection of fecal material as a continent ileal reservoir or for collection of urine as a neobladder.
micturition bag a receptacle used for urine by ambulatory patients with urinary incontinence.
Politzer bag a soft bag of rubber for inflating the eustachian tube.
bag of waters popular name for the amniotic sac.

co·los·to·my bag

a bag worn over a surgically produced connection between the colon and the skin to collect feces.

colostomy bag

n.
A receptacle worn over the stoma to collect feces following a colostomy.

co·los·to·my bag

(kō-los'tŏ-mē bag)
A bag worn over an artificial anus to collect feces.
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Ostomy care accessories are designed to enhance performance and comfort of an ostomy pouching system.
This requires the wearing of a prosthetic device or ostomy pouching system, often referred to as the dreaded "bag.
Ostomy pouching system (also called a bag) is a medical device prosthetic that provides means for the collection of waste from a surgically diverted biological system (colon, ileum, urinary) and the creation of a stoma.
If appropriate, the teaching session may allow the patient to visualize an ostomy pouching system.
The patient should exit the operating room with an ostomy pouching system on the stoma.
Choosing a patient's ostomy pouching system will depend on some of the information that was gathered preoperatively.
Factors to consider during selection of an ostomy pouching system include the type of ostomy, type of effluent, size and shape of the stoma, and presence of abdominal contours and/or skin folds.