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(kō″lē-sĭs″tōgăs-trŏs′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + gaster, belly, + stoma, mouth] Surgical formation of a passage between the gallbladder and the stomach.


(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-grăm) [″ + ″ + gramma, something written] A radiograph of the gallbladder. This procedure is being replaced by ultrasonography.


(kō″lē-sĭs-tŏg′ră-fē) [″ + ″ + graphein, to write] Radiography of the gallbladder, a procedure replaced by ultrasonography.


(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-jĕ-jū-nŏs′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + L. jejunum, empty, + Gr. stoma, mouth] Surgical formation of a passage between the gallbladder and the jejunum.


(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-kīn′ĭn) ABBR: CCK. A hormone secreted into the blood by the mucosa of the upper small intestine. It stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and pancreatic secretion.

cholecystokinin-secretin test

A direct test of pancreatic function that assesses both the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas. A double-lumen tube is inserted into the patient's gastrointestinal tract. One lumen samples the duodenal juices, the other removes gastric secretions. First secretin and then cholecystokinin are given to the patient intravenously; then the duodenal juices are analyzed to determine whether adequate levels of bicarbonate and trypsin are secreted. SYN: secretin injection test.


(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-lĭ-thī′ă-sĭs) [″ + ″ + lithos, stone, + -iasis, condition] Gallstones in the gallbladder.


(kō″lē-sĭs″tō-lĭth′ō-trĭp″sē) [″ + ″ +″ + tripsis, a rubbing] Crushing of a gallstone in the unopened gallbladder with an extracorporeal shock-wave lithotriptor; its use is primarily investigational.


(kō″lē-sĭs′tō-mē) [Gr. chole, bile, + kystis, bladder, + tome, incision] Cholecystotomy.


(kō″lē-sĭs-tŏp′ă-thē) [″ + ″ + pathos, disease, suffering] Any gallbladder disorder.


(kō″lē-sĭs′tō-pĕk″sē) [″ + ″ + pexis, fixation] Suturing of the gallbladder to the abdominal wall, in conjunction with cholecystostomy.


(kō″lē-sĭs-tŏp-tō′sĭs) [″ + ″ + ptosis, a dropping] Downward displacement of the gallbladder.


(kō″lē-sĭs-tor′ă-fē) [″ + kystis, bladder, + rhaphe, seam, ridge] Suturing of the gallbladder.


(kō″lē-sĭs-tŏs′tō-mē) [″ + ″ + stoma, mouth] Surgical formation of an opening into the gallbladder through the abdominal wall.


(kō″lĕ-sis″tot′ŏ-mē) [cholecysto- + -tomy] Incision of the gallbladder. It may be done for drainage or removal of gallstones.


(kō-lē-dŏk′ăl) [″ + dochos, receptacle] Pert. to the common bile duct.


(kō-lĕd″ō-kĕk-tā′zē-ă) [″ + ″ + ektasis, distention] Distention of ...

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