Definition of Ileostomy

1. Noun. Surgical procedure that creates an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall to function as an anus; performed in cases of cancer of the colon or ulcerative colitis.

Generic synonyms: Ostomy



Definition of Ileostomy

1. Noun. The surgical operation of attaching the ileum to the abdominal wall at a stoma (similar to a colostomy). ¹

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Definition of Ileostomy

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Medical Definition of Ileostomy

1. A surgical procedure where the ileum (small intestine) is attached to the abdominal wall to a bag outside the body. The opening in the abdominal wall is called a stoma. Indications for ileostomy include cases of intestinal obstruction, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and severe diverticulitis. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ileostomy

ileocolic valve
ileocolic vein
ileocolitis
ileocolonic
ileocolostomy
ileocystoplasty
ileoentectropy
ileoileostomy
ileojejunitis
ileopexy
ileoproctostomy
ileorectostomy
ileorrhaphy
ileosigmoidostomy
ileostomies
ileostomy (current term)
ileotomy
ileotransversostomy
ilesite
ileum
ileus
ileus subparta
ileuses
ilex
ilexes
ilia
iliac
iliac aneurysm
iliac arteries
iliac artery

Literary usage of Ileostomy

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"Jejuno-ileostomy-—Dr. TH Russell records the following case. On October 2, 1888, a boy, aged fifteen, whilst wrestling, was seized with extremely acute pain ..."

2. Intestinal Surgery by Nicholas Senn (1889)
"In this experiment the bowel was not interrupted by division, but two adjacent coils of the ileum were united by making an ileo- ileostomy by perforated ..."

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