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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-pen′di-ko-ves′ĭ-kos′tō-mē

Definition: Use of an isolated appendix on a vascularized pedicle as a catheterizable route of access to the bladder from the skin.

[eppendico- + L. vesica, bladder, + G. stoma, mouth]

See Also: Mitrofanoff principle

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