Hartmann's operation


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Hartmann's operation

 [hahrt´manz]
resection of a diseased portion of the colon, with the proximal end of the colon brought out as a colostomy and the distal stump or rectum being closed by suture. Bowel continuity can later be restored.

Hartmann's operation

(härt′mənz)
n.
Resection of the rectosigmoid colon, with closure of the rectal stump and colostomy.