rectostomy

rectostomy

 [rek-tos´tah-me]
the operation of forming a permanent opening into the rectum for the relief of stricture of the rectum.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

proc·tos·to·my

(prok-tos'tŏ-mē),
The formation of an artificial opening into the rectum.
Synonym(s): rectostomy
[procto- + G. stoma, mouth]
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rectostomy

(rĕk-tŏs′tə-mē)
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proc·tos·to·my

(prok-tos'tŏ-mē)
The formation of an artificial opening into the rectum.
Synonym(s): rectostomy.
[procto- + G. stoma, mouth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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