colostomy


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

colostomy

the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus

colostomy

[kə′las·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical formation of an artificial anus by joining the colon to an opening in the anterior abdominal wall.
References in periodicals archive ?
The decision to perform a colostomy should be made after meticulous consideration in adults.
The level of stoma were classified roughly as proximal (within the proximal 25cm of small gut), middle and distal (within the distal 25cm of small gut) including ileo-colic (comprising the distal ileum and any part of the colon) and colostomy.
Ileostomies tend to be more permanent than a colostomy because ileostomy is used to treat inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, where sections of the gut cannot be joined up again.
The most frequent indications for fashioning of colostomy were bowel perforation in 53 (55.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the common complications related to colostomy done as staged procedure in neonates with ARM.
Colostomy drainage bags: One-piece and two-piece bag system
I plan to have another attempt to close my colostomy in the new year.
Ileostomy bags and colostomy bags are not the most attractive things so I thought I needed to do something because they are visible through some clothes," Nakisha said, "I felt really good, absolutely amazing, straight after the operation but I still wanted to wear what I liked.
The mother of one, who had a colostomy bag fitted in November 2014 after surgery for bowel cancer, said she doesn't like having to change her bag on the floor.
We had to perform a threehour colostomy to provide an alternate opening for her to pass stool.
Market size data for Ostomy Drainage Bags market segments - Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy.
I had a colostomy bag fitted and chemotherapy and was told that my cancer had gone.