caecostomy

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See also: cæcostomy

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Etymology[edit]

caecum +‎ -stomy

Noun[edit]

caecostomy (plural caecostomies)

  1. (surgery) An operation involving bringing the caecum through the abdominal wall, most often by a tube, and opening it for drainage or decompression, usually to treat an obstruction of the colon.