ileostomy

[il-ee-os-tuh-mee] /ˌɪl iˈɒs tə mi/
noun, plural ileostomies. Surgery
1.
the construction of an artificial opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall, permitting drainage of the contents of the small intestine.
2.
the opening so constructed.
Origin
1885–90; ileo- + -stomy
Example Sentences for ileostomy
The ileostomy may either be short-term or permanent.
To perform ileostomy, the surgeon makes a small opening in the lower right corner of the abdomen called a stoma.
The dead bowel tissue is removed and a colostomy or ileostomy is performed.
British Dictionary definitions for ileostomy
ileostomy (ˌɪlɪˈɒstəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
the surgical formation of a permanent opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum

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ileostomy in Medicine

ileostomy il·e·os·to·my (ĭl'ē-ŏs'tə-mē)
n.

  1. Surgical construction of an artificial excretory opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum.

  2. The opening created by such a surgical procedure.

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