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cholecystostomy

[koh-luh-si-stos-tuh-mee, kol-uh-]
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noun, plural cho·le·cys·tos·to·mies. Surgery.
  1. formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the gallbladder, usually done for drainage and to remove gallstones.
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Origin of cholecystostomy

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cholecystostomy

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏstə-mē)
n.
  1. The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
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