noun, plural gas·tros·to·mies. Surgery.
Origin of gastrostomy
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Historical Examples of gastrostomy
Gastrostomy, too, should hold out some hope of rescue, no matter what portion of the oesophagus be dilated.
When the patient has difficulty in taking food, recourse should be had to the use of the stomach-tube or to gastrostomy.
In the majority of cases, however, only the palliative measures of œsophagostomy or gastrostomy can be adopted.
The employment of radium is rendered easier and more efficient if it is preceded by gastrostomy.
In aggravated cases, the gastrostomy opening must be retained in order to prevent death from starvation.