from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The surgical formation of an opening into the urinary bladder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, an operation for the establishment of a permanent opening into the bladder.


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  • In the course of many laboratory experiments on canine renal transplantation, I had developed a reproducible operation using intra-abdominal vascular anastomoses and a uretero-cystostomy for urinary drainage, placing the kidney in the lower abdomen.

    Joseph E. Murray - Nobel Lecture

  • Suprapubic cystostomy was done again the next day, as the catheter was pulled out accidentally during night.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles


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