A surgical removal of all or part of the colon.


A fistula is defined as a small tunnel

gastrointestinal fistula

A gastrointestinal fistula (GIF) is an abnormal opening in your digestive tract that causes gastric fluids to seep through the lining of your stomach or intestines. This can result in infection when these fluids leak into your skin or other organs.


A surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus.


A surgical operation in which a piece of the ileum is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall.

  • an opening so formed


The third portion of the small intestine, between the jejunum and the cecum.


A Jackson-Pratt Drain (also called a JP Drain) is a closed-suction medical device that is commonly used as a post-operative drain for collecting bodily fluids from surgical sites. The device consists of an internal drain connected to a grenade-shaped bulb via plastic tubing.

PICC Line (Peripherally inserted central catheter)

A peripherally inserted central catheter, less commonly called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time.


(chiefly of a wound or a part of the body) infected with bacteria.