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Introduction: Ostomy

Description of Ostomy

Ostomy: An operation to create an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Colostomy and urostomy are types of ostomies.
Source: National Institute of Health

Ostomy: surgical procedure that creates an artificial opening for the elimination of bodily wastes.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Ostomy: Surgical construction of an artificial opening (stoma) for external fistulization of a duct or vessel by insertion of a tube with or without a supportive stent.
Source: MeSH 2007

Ostomy: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Ostomy

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Ostomy

The following list attempts to classify Ostomy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • operation,surgery,surgical operation,surgical procedure,surgical process
  • medical procedure
  • procedure,process
  • activity
  • act,human action,human activity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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