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nephrostomy

Pronunciation: ne-fros'to-me

Definition: Establishment of an opening between the collecting system of the kidney through its parenchyma to the exterior of the body; may be performed by surgical incision or be placed percutaneously.

[nephro- + G. stoma, mouth]

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