decompressive colostomy


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Related to decompressive colostomy: laparotomy, stoma, loop colostomy, Abdominoperineal resection, caecostomy, Hartmann's procedure

decompressive colostomy

, decompressing colostomy
A colostomy between the proximal colon and the abdominal wall. It is used to drain intestinal contents when an obstruction in the distal colon might otherwise cause the organ to perforate or rupture.
See also: colostomy
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