Gastrostomy Gas*tros"to*my, n. [Gastro- + Gr. ? mouth.] (Surg.) The operation of making a permanent opening into the stomach, for the introduction of food. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gastrostomy — A surgical opening into the stomach. This opening may be used for feeding usually via a feeding tube called a gastrostomy tube. This can also be done by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). PEG is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gastrostomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD9 = 43.1 MeshID = D005774 OtherCodes = Gastrostomy refers to a surgical opening into the stomach. Creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for nutritional support or… …   Wikipedia

  • gastrostomy — n. a surgical procedure in which an opening is made into the stomach from the outside. It is usually performed to allow food and fluid to be poured directly into the stomach when swallowing is impossible because of disease or obstruction of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gastrostomy — /ga stros teuh mee/, n., pl. gastrostomies. Surg. 1. the construction of an artificial opening from the stomach through the abdominal wall, permitting intake of food or drainage of gastric contents. 2. the opening so constructed. [1850 55; GASTRO …   Universalium

  • gastrostomy — noun The surgical procedure for making an opening in the stomach as part of an operation …   Wiktionary

  • gastrostomy — n. surgical opening made in the stomach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gastrostomy — gas·tros·to·my …   English syllables

  • gastrostomy — /gæsˈtrɒstəmi/ (say gas trostuhmee) noun (plural gastrostomies) the operation of cutting into the stomach and leaving a more or less permanent opening for feeding or drainage …   Australian English dictionary

  • gastrostomy —   n. making permanent incision into stomach …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gastrostomy — noun surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage) • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical process …   Useful english dictionary

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