Definitions

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  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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caecum +‎ -stomy

Examples

  • Fibiger died on January 30, 1928, at Copenhagen after a short illness (cardiac failure with multiple emboli and massive pulmonary infarcts; cancer of the colon: caecostomy), survived by his wife Mathilde, née Fibiger, whom he married in

    Johannes Fibiger - Biography

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