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co·los·to·my

 (kə-lŏs′tə-mē)
n. pl. co·los·to·mies
1. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening from the colon.
2. The opening created by such a surgical procedure.

colostomy

(kəˈlɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus

co•los•to•my

(kəˈlɒs tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical construction of an artificial opening from the colon to the outside of the body, permitting passage of intestinal contents.
[1885–90]

colostomy

Surgery to bring the colon to a specially created opening on the outside of the abdomen to allow it to act as an artifical anus” in evacuating the contents of the bowel, often when the colon has had to be severed or removed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
ostomy - surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
stoma - a mouth or mouthlike opening (especially one created by surgery on the surface of the body to create an opening to an internal organ)
Translations
kolostomiapaksusuoliavanne

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmɪ] Ncolostomía f

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmi] ncolostomie f colostomy bagcolostomy bag npoche f pour colostomie

colostomy

n (Med) → Kolostomie f; colostomy bagKolostomiebeutel m

colostomy

[kəˈlɒstəmɪ] n (Med) → colostomia

co·los·to·my

n. colostomía, creación de un ano artificial.

colostomy

n (pl -mies) colostomía
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The RCS also said that Sarker's patients had a much higher rate of being fitted with colostomies following complications.
Comparison of early and late closure of transverse loop colostomies.
Rees BI, Thomas DFM, Negam M (1982) Colostomies in infancy and childhood.
Colostomies and resulting colostomy bags are used to help patients who have problems with their colons.
3-6] The use of temporary diverting colostomies for a highly select group of children has been advocated by various authors to reduce the incidence of these complications.
However 23% of our patients required colostomies for faecal incontinence or obstruction prior to chemoradiation.
Results: Thirty- seven colostomies were created in 36 patients.
2) In 1968, Resnick (3) first described stomal hemorrhage from ostomy varices in 3 patients who had undergone colostomies.
These conditions include diabetes, incontinence, and colostomies, or restrictions such as half-bed rails and postural supports.
An investigation by The Western Mail into delays faced by patients who have colostomies they no longer need is threatening to turn into a political nightmare for Health Minister Jane Hutt, who has intervened in the personal caseload of a senior consultant.
In one study, nearly three quarters of the spinal-cord-injury (SCI) survivors with colostomies reported an improved quality of life.