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 — /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

  • ileostomy — n. a surgical operation in which the ileum is brought through the abdominal wall to create an artificial opening (stoma) through which the intestinal contents can discharge, thus bypassing the colon. Various types of bag may be worn to collect… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ileostomy — /ɪliˈɒstəmi/ (say ilee ostuhmee) noun (plural ileostomies) the formation of an artificial opening into the ileum …   Australian English dictionary

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