colostomy

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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.
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The woman required further surgery to remove the perforated section of her bowel and form a temporary colostomy. She spent 3 weeks in critical care recovering.
The woman required further surgery to remove the perforated section of bowel and form a temporary colostomy. She spent 3 weeks in critical care recovering.
He ordered "immediate surgery" to repair the tear, insert a temporary colostomy, and position a drain in the area of the patient's rectum to control infection.
In some people recovering from pressure sores, the risk of irritating or infecting the sore during an ordinary bowel program is so high that a temporary colostomy is needed.

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