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What does it mean when someone does CISC through a stoma?

Some people need an operation where the doctor makes a small hole through the abdomen into the bladder. This hole is called a stoma. When performing CISC, the catheter can be slipped through this stoma straight into the bladder where it drains away the urine. Urine shouldn’t leak out from the stoma because the muscles close around the hole when the catheter isn’t there.

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