1. gastrostomy

noun. surgical creation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach (as for gastrogavage).


  • surgical process
  • operation
  • surgery
  • surgical procedure


  • major surgery
  • serial operation
  • asynchronous operation
  • synchronous operation

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Sentences with gastrostomy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, or "PEG" tubes, are inserted through the abdominal wall with the aid of an endoscope that has been passed from the mouth into the stomach 2.

2. Adjective
A feeding tube (gastrostomy** tube) is placed through the abdomen into the gastrointestinal system, which allows the feeding of liquid foods for nourishment 1.