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colon resection

Surgery The segmental or subtotal surgical removal of colon Indications Colorectal cancer, angiodysplasia, ulcerative colitis, acute diverticulitis Complications Anastomic dehiscence, infection, necrosis. See Anterior resection, Hemicolectomy, Sigmoidectomy.
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However, existing surgical robots have limitations that prevent their pervasive use during certain surgeries, such as colon resection, which Virtual Incision's technology is specifically designed to overcome, said John Murphy, CEO, Virtual Incision.
As this cohort was defined based on having surgery in Medicare, it included only patients who underwent a cancer surgery reimbursed by Medicare, and thus did not include patients who may have been eligible for the VHA cohort, but underwent lung or colon resections in the VHA.
Most investigators empirically believe that MBP will reduce bowel spillage during planned colon resection in an uncontaminated field, (13) although one prospective study suggested a trend toward increased spillage of bowel contents and intraoperative contamination in patients who had undergone MBP.
After complete mobilization of the colon, a subtotal colon resection was performed [1], rotating the ileocaecal junction through 180 degrees and carrying out end-to-end anastomosis to the upper rectum using interrupted 4/0 PDS sutures (Fig.
8% of the surveillance exams were preceded by a partial colon resection.
In this small study (34 patients, 17 in each group), patients were randomly assigned to chew gum or not chew gum starting on their first postoperative day after open sigmoid colon resection.
For example, on a summer night in 1994, a nurse was attending to a patient recovering from a colon resection.
The 51-year old star was admitted to Hollywood's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he underwent a two-hour colon resection operation.
Her medical history was significant for a diagnosis of mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix with metastasis to the omentum and extreme intraperitoneal carcinomatosis in 1998, with subsequent appendectomy, colon resection, omentectomy, and chemotherapy.
In January 2000, she underwent a colon resection for colon carcinoma and received adjuvant chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil until August 2000 and an investigational tumor vaccine (CeaVac) from February 2000 until April 2002.
Because a metastatic workup was negative, the patient underwent laparotomy with rectosigmoid colon resection and low anterior reanastomosis.