Colectomy

Colectomy consists of the surgical resection of any extent of the large intestine (colon). It is also an occasional term used to describe removing the entire large intestine along with the rectum, but the appropriate term is proctocolectomy, where the whole large intestine and rectum are removed. ==Indications== Some of the most common indications...
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colectomy

<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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colectomy

(ko-lek┬┤tә-me) excision of the colon or of a portion of it.
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colectomy

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 are made and a thin, lighted tube attached to a vi...
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Colectomy

An operation to remove part, or all, of the colon.
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colectomy

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 cases, the bowel is cleaned before the surgery with en...
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Colectomy

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 is removed, and Other types of partial colectomie...
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Colectomy

is the surgical removal of all or part of the large intestine
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colectomy

sigmoidectomy, colectomy The surgical excision of the sigmoid colon.
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Colectomy

Surgical resection of all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine).
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Colectomy

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

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō-lek′tō-mē Definitions: 1. Excision of a segment or of the entire colon.
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