[ koh-luh-si-stos-tuh-mee, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒs tə mi, ˌkɒl ə- /
noun, plural cho·le·cys·tos·to·mies.Surgery.
formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the gallbladder, usually done for drainage and to remove gallstones.
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Words nearby cholecystostomy
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Medical definitions for cholecystostomy
[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏs′tə-mē ]
The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
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