colostomy

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Related to decompressive colostomy: laparotomy, stoma, loop colostomy, Abdominoperineal resection, caecostomy, Hartmann's procedure

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.