Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgical procedure in which a stoma is formed by drawing the healthy end of the large intestine or colon through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and suturing it into place. This opening, in conjunction with the attached stoma appliance, provides an alternative channel for feces to leave the body. It may be reversible or...
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colostomy

(kә-losĀ“tә-me) an artificial opening (stoma) created in the large intestine and brought to the surface of the abdomen for evacuating the colon. It may be necessary in intestinal obstruction, perforation of the colon, cancer, birth defects, or occasionally ulcerative colitis. The changed patterns of discharge creat...
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colostomy

[n] - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
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colostomy

<procedure, surgery> The surgical construction of an artificial anus between the colon and the surface of the abdomen. There procedure is indicated as part of the treatment of some cases of diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer and intestinal obstruction. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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colostomy

noun a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
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Colostomy

a surgical procedure in which some part of the colon is cut and moved to the surface of the abdomen so that faeces can be passed into a bag worn outside of the body
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Colostomy

A temporary or permanent artificial opening made through the abdominal wall into the colon.
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colostomy

An opening in the body wall created surgically so the colon can drain
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colostomy

An opening into the colon from the outside of the body. A colostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the colon has been removed.
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Colostomy

An operation to make a new opening (a stoma) for the bowel. After the operation, the bowel will open onto the wall of the abdomen (belly).
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Colostomy

Colostomy is the operation of opening into the colon, or lower portion of the intestine. This procedure is one of the most important in abdominal surgery. It is sometimes necessary as a life- saving measure. It may be temporary or permanent as an artificial anus in the radical treatment of rectal cancer. Because of its appearance, its inconvenience...
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Colostomy

Colostomy: An alternative exit from the colon created to divert waste through a hole in the colon and through the wall of the abdomen. A colostomy is commonly performed by severing the colon to attach the end leading to the stomach to the skin through the wall of the abdomen. The end of the colon that leads to the rectum is closed off and becomes d...
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Colostomy

Opening of the bowel onto the surface of the abdomen (tummy). A bag is worn to collect the waste matter from digestion that would normally be passed from the body as a bowel motion.
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Colostomy

The diversion of faeces through an opening in the colon, creating a surgical opening on to the abdominal wall
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colostomy

the surgical formation of an artificial anus by making an opening from the colon through the abdominal wall. A colostomy may be performed in order to ... [3 related articles]
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colostomy

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō-los′tō-mē Definitions: 1. Establishment of an artificial connection between the lumen of the colon and the skin.
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