noun, plural gas·tros·to·mies. Surgery.
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In aggravated cases, the gastrostomy opening must be retained in order to prevent death from starvation.
The employment of radium is rendered easier and more efficient if it is preceded by gastrostomy.
Gastrostomy, too, should hold out some hope of rescue, no matter what portion of the oesophagus be dilated.
In the majority of cases, however, only the palliative measures of œsophagostomy or gastrostomy can be adopted.
In 1858 he performed practically the first gastrostomy in England for a case of cancer of the oesophagus.