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Definition: The surgical construction of an opening between the colon and the surface of the body.

Pronunciation: kah-losĀ“tah-me

Body System: Digestive

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: colostomy

K94.00 Colostomy complication, unspecified
K94.01 Colostomy hemorrhage
K94.02 Colostomy infection
K94.03 Colostomy malfunction
K94.09 Other complications of colostomy
Z43.3 Encounter for attention to colostomy
Z93.3 Colostomy status
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