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.
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Hartmann's operation

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