colostomy

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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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She was referred to a gynaecologist straightaway and says they "have been brilliant." Her endometriosis is extensive and she has a temporary colostomy bag, but is happy with her treatment.
Over half of the cases required surgery; of these 25 cases (51%), 8 cases involved a resection of the restricted loop and included a temporary colostomy (16%), 5 cases were exploratory laparotomy (10%), and there was 1 case with enterolysis (2%).
Out of 22 patients with colostomy 14 patients had permanent colostomy and 8 patients had temporary colostomy. Permanent colostomy was done on patients with carcinoma of colon and rectum.
A temporary colostomy may be done if part of the colon has been removed, allowing the re-joined ends to heal.

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