the complete or partial surgical removal of the large intestine (the colon), usually as treatment of a cancerous tumour or a narrowing and blockage of the intestine
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Colectomy: Surgery during which all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine) is removed. There are a number of different types of colectomies. They include: Right hemicolectomy -- in which the right part of the colon is removed, Left hemicolectomy -- where the left portion of the colon...
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<procedure, surgery> The surgical removal of the colon or part of the colon (partial colectomy, hemi-colectomy). This procedure is indicated in refractory diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, intestinal obstruction and colon cancer. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(ko-lek´tә-me) excision of the colon or of a portion of it.
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colectomy, proctocolectomy Large intestine surgery: colon resection; resection of part of the large intestine. Large bowel resection is surgery to remove part of your large bowel. The large bowel connects the small intestine to the anus. It is also called the large intestine or colon. In most case...
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sigmoidectomy, colectomy The surgical excision of the sigmoid colon.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kō-lek′tō-mē Definitions: 1. Excision of a segment or of the entire colon.
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Colectomy consists of the surgical resection of any extent of the large intestine (colon). ==History== Sir William Arbuthnot-Lane was one of the early proponents of the usefulness of total colectomies, although his overuse of the procedure called the wisdom of the surgery into question. ==Indicatio...
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is the surgical removal of all or part of the large intestine
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An operation to remove part, or all, of the colon.
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An operation to remove all or part of the colon. When only part of the colon is removed, it is called a partial colectomy. In an open colectomy, one long incision is made in the wall of the abdomen and doctors can see the colon directly. In a laparoscopic-assisted colectomy, several small incisions ...
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