[koh-luh-si-stos-tuh-mee, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ lə sɪˈstɒs tə mi, ˌkɒl ə-/

noun, plural cholecystostomies. Surgery.
formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the gallbladder, usually done for drainage and to remove gallstones.

cholecystostomy cho·le·cys·tos·to·my (kō’lĭ-sĭ-stŏs’tə-mē)
The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.


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