Definition of Colostomy

1. Noun. A surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus.

Generic synonyms: Ostomy
Terms within: Stoma



Definition of Colostomy

1. Noun. An incision into the colon to allow for drainage. ¹

2. Noun. The opening produced in such incision. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colostomy

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Medical Definition of Colostomy

1. The surgical construction of an artificial anus between the colon and the surface of the abdomen. There procedure is indicated as part of the treatment of some cases of diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer and intestinal obstruction. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colostomy

coloscopies
coloscopy
colosigmoidostomy
colossal
colossal squid
colossal squids
colossally
colossean
colosseums
colossi
colossus
colossuses
colossæum
colossæums
colostomies
colostomy (current term)
colostomy bag
colostral
colostration
colostric
colostrorrhoea
colostrous
colostrum
colostrum corpuscle
colostrums
colotomies
colotomy
colour
colour'd
colour-blind

Literary usage of Colostomy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"All did well after colostomy, except the one in which the obstruction had ... colostomy There may possibly be room for variable opinions as to whether a ..."

2. A Treatise on Diseases of the Anus, Rectum, and Pelvic Colon by James Percival Tuttle (1905)
"Line of incision in lumbar colostomy 864 301. Lumbar colostomy 864 303. Lumbar colostomy completed 86o 303. Incision in inguinal colostomy 870 304. ..."

3. Diseases of the rectum and anus by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1906)
"Permanent Left Inguinal colostomy.—This form of artificial anus is by far the most common, and, when the term colostomy is used without specifying the ..."

4. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"In a case in which a colostomy was done in a young girl for a ... The operation of colostomy in itself is unattended with any considerable risk of life; ..."

5. Diseases of the Anus, Rectum, and Sigmoid, for the Use of Students and by Samuel Thomas Earle (1911)
"colostomy is, therefore, applied to any form of opening into the colon that is ... Temporary colostomy is now employed very frequently in the treatment of ..."

6. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"colostomy is the most satisfactory measure we have for the relief of rectal cancer, and we do not except excision, taking one case with another. ..."

7. The Technic of Operations Upon the Intestines and Stomach by Alfred Henry Gould (1906)
"Left Inguinal colostomy; Showing Line of Incision 183 128. Left Inguinal colostomy; Showing Method of Placing Stitches 184 129. Left Inguinal colostomy ..."

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