colostomy

Pronunciation: (koh-LOS-toh-mee)

An opening into the colon from the outside of the body. A colostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the colon has been removed.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Colon cancer surgery with colostomy. Part of the colon containing the cancer and nearby healthy tissue is removed, a stoma is created, and a colostomy bag is attached to the stoma.Cirugía del cáncer de colon con colostomía. Se extirpan parte del colon con cáncer y tejidos sanos circundantes, se abre un estoma y se le adhiere una bolsa de colostomía. Date last modified: 2006-10-01