jejunostomy

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jejunostomy

 [jĕ″joo-nos´tah-me]
surgical creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.
needle-catheter jejunostomy insertion of a needle-catheter device to provide nutrition to patients undergoing major surgery of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, or hepatobiliary system. Since the small bowel regains normal motility and absorption capacity 8 to 12 hours postoperatively, this alternative method of feeding is an effective way to meet nutritional needs.

je·ju·nos·to·my

(je'jū-nos'tŏ-mē),
Operative establishment of a fistula from the jejunum to the abdominal wall, usually with creation of a stoma.
[jejuno- + G. stoma, mouth]

jejunostomy

/je·ju·nos·to·my/ (jĕ″joo-nos´tah-me) the creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy

(jə-jo͞o′nŏs′tə-mē, jē′jo͝o-, jĕj′o͝o-)
n.
The surgical creation of an opening from the abdominal wall into the jejunum, usually with a stoma on the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy

[jij′o̅o̅nos′təmē]
a surgical procedure to create an artificial opening to the jejunum through the abdominal wall. It may be a permanent or a temporary opening.

je·ju·nos·to·my

(jĕ'jū-nos'tŏ-mē)
Operative establishment of an opening from the abdominal wall into the jejunum, usually with creation of a stoma on the abdominal wall.
[jejuno- + G. stoma, mouth]

jejunostomy

A surgical procedure in which an opening is cut in the JEJUNUM and the upper end brought out through the wall of the ABDOMEN so that the bowel contents can discharge to the exterior.

Jejunostomy

Surgical creation of an opening to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), through the abdominal wall.
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jejunostomy

surgical creation of a permanent opening between the jejunum and the surface of the abdominal wall.

jejunostomy tube
a surgically positioned tube in the jejunum, protruding through the skin; it is used for enteral feeding when it is necessary to bypass the upper gastrointestinal tract.