Etymology: ME, loupe + Gk, kolon, colon, stoma, mouth
a type of temporary colostomy performed as part of the surgical treatment for repair of some colon diseases. The procedure involves bringing an intact segment of colon proximal to the repair through an abdominal incision and suturing it onto the abdomen. A stoma is created with both proximal and distal lumens opening into it. The colostomy is reversed after resolution of the original pathology. Also called double-barrel colostomy. See also colostomy irrigation, Hirschsprung's disease.