Definition of Gastrostomy

1. Noun. Surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage).




Definition of Gastrostomy

1. n. The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food.

Definition of Gastrostomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical procedure for making an opening in the stomach as part of an operation. ¹

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Medical Definition of Gastrostomy

1. The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food. Origin: Gastro- + Gr. Mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gastrostomy

gastroscopists
gastroscopy
gastrospasm
gastrospirillum
gastrospirillum hominis
gastrosplenic
gastrosplenic ligament
gastrosplenic omentum
gastrostaxis
gastrostege
gastrosteges
gastrostenosis
gastrostogavage
gastrostolavage
gastrostomies
gastrostomy (current term)
gastrostomy tube insertion
gastrothoracopagus
gastrotome
gastrotomies
gastrotomy
gastrotonometer
gastrotonometry
gastrotoxic
gastrotoxin
gastrotrich
gastrotricha
gastrotrichs
gastrotrocha
gastrotropic

Literary usage of Gastrostomy

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"A New gastrostomy Operation. ... This operation provides a strong, permanent sphincter for the gastrostomy opening and makes it continent. ..."

2. Surgery of the Upper Abdomen by John Blair Deaver, Astley Paston Cooper Ashhurst (1921)
"Diagram of Roux's Method of Posterior Gastrojejunostomy in-Y 344 106. Gastroplasty • 345 107. Gastro-gastrostomy 346 108. Gastro-anastomosis 346 109. ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"gastrostomy for (Esophageal Diverticulum.—Mr. TF Chavasse exhibited at a meeting of the Pathological Society of London, a specimen of diverticulum of the ..."

4. Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Tumours by Spencer Wells (1885)
"gastrostomy, from the time of the experiments on Alexis St. Martin, ... gastrostomy I need not say more now of this operation than I said in an address ..."

5. The Surgical treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan (1903)
"Gastro-gastrostomy alone in Case 4. Gastro-gastrostomy and gastro-enterostomy in Cases 14, ... Gastro-gastrostomy was first performed by Wolfler in 1894. ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"A New gastrostomy Operation. ... This operation provides a strong, permanent sphincter for the gastrostomy opening and makes it continent. ..."

7. Surgery of the Upper Abdomen by John Blair Deaver, Astley Paston Cooper Ashhurst (1921)
"Diagram of Roux's Method of Posterior Gastrojejunostomy in-Y 344 106. Gastroplasty • 345 107. Gastro-gastrostomy 346 108. Gastro-anastomosis 346 109. ..."

8. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"gastrostomy for (Esophageal Diverticulum.—Mr. TF Chavasse exhibited at a meeting of the Pathological Society of London, a specimen of diverticulum of the ..."

9. Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Abdominal Tumours by Spencer Wells (1885)
"gastrostomy, from the time of the experiments on Alexis St. Martin, ... gastrostomy I need not say more now of this operation than I said in an address ..."

10. The Surgical treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan (1903)
"Gastro-gastrostomy alone in Case 4. Gastro-gastrostomy and gastro-enterostomy in Cases 14, ... Gastro-gastrostomy was first performed by Wolfler in 1894. ..."

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