laparoenterostomy

laparoenterostomy

[lap′ərō·en′təros′təmē]
Etymology: Gk, lapara, loin, enteron, bowel, stoma, mouth
the surgical installation of a tube through an external opening in the abdomen to drain the bowel. A similar procedure may be used to supply nutrients to a patient with an upper digestive tract obstruction. See also jejunostomy.

lap·a·ro·en·ter·os·to·my

(lapăr-ō-entĕr-ostŏ-mē)
Surgical incision to create an artifical opening through the adominal wall into the intestine.

laparoenterostomy

(lap″ă-rō″ent″ĕ-ros′tŏ-mē) [ laparo- + enterostomy]
An obsolete term for enterostomy.