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omentopexy

Pronunciation: o'men'to-pek-se

Definition:

  1. Suture of the greater omentum to the abdominal wall to induce collateral portal circulation.
  2. Suture of the omentum to another organ to increase arterial circulation.

Synonym(s): omentofixation

[omento- + G. pexis, fixation]

See Also: omentoplasty

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