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colectomy

 [ko-lek´to-me]
excision of the colon or of a portion of it.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

col·ec·to·my

(kō-lek'tō-mē),
Excision of a segment or of the entire colon.
[G. kolon, colon, + ektomē, excision]
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colectomy

(kə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. colecto·mies
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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colectomy

GI disease The surgical removal of various lengths of the colon; partial colectomies–with a rim or margin of healthy Tx are motivated by CA and acute diverticulitis; more complete colectomies–hemi-colectomy, total colectomy are indicated for long-standing ulcerative colitis, familial adenomatous polyposis, premalignant conditions which eventuate into cancer. See Open colectomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

col·ec·to·my

(kŏ-lek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a segment or all of the colon.
[G. kolon, colon, + ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

colectomy

Surgical removal of the large intestine (COLON). When this is done, a new outlet must be made for the lower end of the remaining intestine, in the form of a COLOSTOMY or ILEOSTOMY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Colectomy

Surgical removal of the large bowel.
Mentioned in: Intestinal Polyps
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A rare cause of obstructive defecation in a 29-year-old woman: Ileo-colo-colonic Intussusception treated by subtotal colectomy with posterior rectopexy.
Intraoperatively this resulted in bowel ischaemia due to malrotation of her mesentery as a result of a previous ileosigmoid anastomosis following a subtotal colectomy. Strong's procedure was abandoned and a Roux-en-Y duodenojejunostomy was performed (Figure 11).
Goldenkranz et al., "Defining the role of subtotal colectomy in the treatment of carcinoma of the colon," Annals of Surgery, vol.
[25] The SCOTIA Study Group, "Single-stage treatment for malignant left-sided colonic obstruction: a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing subtotal colectomy with segmental resection following intraoperative irrigation.
(12) Also, there is growing evidence to suggest that early surgical intervention in the form of subtotal colectomy may benefit patients with severe CDI.
Complications often occur at colectomy with abdominoanal proctectomy with pulling-through the ileum to anal canal, as well as at subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis.
In the case of an ischemic or perforated bowel, segmental or subtotal colectomy is indicated, with either a colostomy formation or primary anastomosis [8,10].
* Subtotal colectomy with primary anastomosis may be the treatment of choice
In the literature, the success rate for subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis is about 75% in patients with colonic inertia with or without megabowel.
The biggest complication from subtotal colectomy is small bowel obstruction.
Subtotal colectomy was required in 7.6% of patients in the recent series, and in 5% of cases seen from 1983 to 1993.
In 25 of the patients, the colon was still intact; the other 52 patients had undergone a subtotal colectomy that left their rectum in place, reported Dr.