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os·to·my

 (ŏs′tə-mē)
n. pl. os·to·mies
Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening, as a colostomy or ileostomy.

[From (col)ostomy.]

ostomy

(ˈɒstəmɪ)
npl -miespl -mies
1. (Medicine) a surgically created opening
2. (Medicine) the surgery that creates such an opening

os•to•my

(ˈɒs tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
any of various surgical procedures in which an artificial opening is made for the drainage of waste products.
[1955–60; generalized from words in which -ostomy is the final element; see -o-, -stomy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ostomy - surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes
colostomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
ileostomy - surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis
Translations
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os·to·my

n. ostomía, creación de una abertura entre un órgano y la piel como medio de salida exterior, tal como se efectúa en colostomías e ileostomías.

ostomy

n (pl -mies) ostomía
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Ostomies emerged on the health care front in the mid-1800s as a means of managing intestinal and urinary elimination needs from certain disease processes (Costa, 2013; Minkes, 2015).
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But you should know right off that there are more than a million people in the United States and Canada with ostomies who are working, playing and enjoying life just as they did before their surgery.
The affiliate goal was creation of a community standard of practice to enhance care transitions for patients with ostomies.
You should know that there are more than a million people in the United States and Canada with ostomies.
Colon and urinary cancer surgeries often require the patients to receive permanent or temporary ostomies.
Among the different types of surgically created ostomies, a colostomy is an opening constructed in the colon (large intestine) to allow for the elimination of stool.