colostomy(redirected from decompressive colostomy)
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Related to decompressive colostomy: laparotomy, stoma, loop colostomy, Abdominoperineal resection, caecostomy, Hartmann's procedure
the surgical formation of an opening from the colon onto the surface of the body, which functions as an anus
Surgical formation of an artificial anus by joining the colon to an opening in the anterior abdominal wall.