(d) --larynx (laryngoplasty).
(g) --inguinal hernia (hernioplasty).
c. -Ostomy. This suffix indicates a plastic surgery procedure when used to
denote the joining together of two parts with the formation of a permanent opening
between two spaces that are usually apart from each other. For example, if a portion of
intestine is removed, the usual operative procedure is to anastomose the ends (to stitch
the two cut ends together). Such a plastic operation is called an enterostomy. The
specific parts of the gastrointestinal tract anastomosed are indicated by naming them
(see example below). Anastomosis of large blood vessels may be performed also.
(Other usage of the suffix -ostomy denotes surgical procedures classified as incisions
(see para 2-3a(2),c).
(1) Anastomosis--formation of a communication between stomach and
bowel or between any two organs or vessels.
Gastroduodenostomy--anastomosis of the stomach to the duodenum.
Ileocolostomy--anastomosis of the ileum (distal portion of small intestine)
to the colon.
(a) Spondylosyndesis--spinal fusion.
(b) Arthrodesis--fusion of a joint to produce ankylosis (immobility and