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Definition of "cystostomy" [cystostomy]

  • The surgical formation of an opening into the urinary bladder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cystostomy" in a sentence
  • "In the course of many laboratory experiments on canine renal transplantation, I had developed a reproducible operation using intra-abdominal vascular anastomoses and a uretero-cystostomy for urinary drainage, placing the kidney in the lower abdomen."
  • "Suprapubic cystostomy was done again the next day, as the catheter was pulled out accidentally during night."
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