defunction


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defunction

(dɪˈfʌŋkʃən)
n
literary the act of dying; death
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It is still a debated problem whether to divert and defunction before attempting PVF repair: a series of St Mark's Hospital reports have a 78.6% success rate in 14 patients who were all defunctioned [126].
The cholecysto-colic fistula was repaired in two layers and a loop ileostomy was created to defunction the colon.
Risk of peritonitis and fatal septicaemia and the need to defunction the low anastomosis.