Urostomy no bowel - image description

Diagram showing the ureters now connected to the piece of small bowel (ileum) which has been made into a pouch to store urine inside the abdomen. The diagram shows an outline of the chest and tummy area. It shows the two kidneys and ureters. The ureters are connected to a pouch that is situated in the tummy. Attached to the pouch is a tube made from a piece of tissue such as the appendix. The other end of the tube is brought out onto the skin. The opening is called a stoma. A catheter can be put through the tube into the pouch to drain the urine.