An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. An ileostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the intestine has been removed.

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  • ileostomy — [il΄ē äs′tə mē] n. the surgical operation of making an opening in the ileum …   English World dictionary

  • Ileostomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD9 = 46.2 MeshID = D007081 OtherCodes = An ileostomy is a stoma that has been constructed by bringing the end or loop of small intestine (the ileum) out onto the surface of the skin. Intestinal… …   Wikipedia

  • ileostomy — Establishment of a fistula through which the ileum discharges directly to the outside of the body. [ileo + G. stoma, mouth] Brooke i. i. in which the divided proximal ileum, brought through the abdominal wall, is evaginated and its edge is… …   Medical dictionary

  • ileostomy bag — n a container designed to receive feces discharged through an ileostomy * * * any of various plastic or latex bags for the collection of urine or fecal material following ileostomy or the establishment of an ileal bladder …   Medical dictionary

  • ileostomy bag — noun : a container designed to receive feces discharged through an ileostomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • ileostomy — /il ee os teuh mee/, n., pl. ileostomies. Surg. 1. the construction of an artificial opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall, permitting drainage of the contents of the small intestine. 2. the opening so constructed. [1885 90; ILEO +… …   Universalium

  • ileostomy — noun The surgical operation of attaching the ileum to the abdominal wall at a stoma (similar to a colostomy) …   Wiktionary

  • ileostomy — n. surgical opening made in the lower intestine (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ileostomy — [ˌɪlɪ ɒstəmi] noun (plural ileostomies) a surgical operation in which a damaged part is removed from the ileum and the end diverted to an artificial opening. Origin C19: from ileum + Gk stoma mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • ileostomy — il·e·os·to·my …   English syllables

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