[ 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.

Origin of cholecystostomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cholecystostomy


[ kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏstə-mē ]


The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
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