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Definition of Enterostomy

Enterostomy: A surgical operation that opens the small intestine and brings it through the abdominal wall to create a new opening (a stoma) to permit intestinal draining. Like a colostomy, an enterostomy is a type of ostomy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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