pouch (or bag) is worn on the outside of the body to collect waste that
normally passes through the digestive system. The pouch is needed after a
portion of the colon has been surgically removed.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery