Definition of Caecostomy

1. Noun. (surgery) An operation involving bringing the caecum through the abdominal wall, most often by a tube, and opening it for drainage or decompression, usually to treat an obstruction of the colon. ¹



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Medical Definition of Caecostomy

1. Surgical construction of an opening into the caecum with a tube through the abdominal wall (tube caecostomy) or by skin level approach, in which the caecum is sewn to the surrounding peritoneum. Its primary purpose is decompression of colonic obstruction. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caecostomy

caecally
caecectomy
caecilian
caecilians
caecitis
caeco-
caecocentral scotoma
caecocolostomy
caecofixation
caecoileostomy
caecopexy
caecoplication
caecorrhaphy
caecosigmoidostomy
caecostomies
caecostomy (current term)
caecotomy
caecotrope
caecotropes
caecotroph
caecotrophs
caecotrophy
caecum
caecum cupulare
caecum vestibulare
caenogeneses
caenogenesis
caenophidian
caenophidians
caenorhabiditis elegans

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