colectomy

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colectomy

[kə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of all or a portion of the colon.
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7] report a 38-year old woman who survived cardiac arrest following prolonged CPR but had ischaemia and necrosis of the colon, requiring subtotal colectomy of the ascending, transverse and descending colon.
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.
There are two commonly employed strategies for this approach: either segmental resection of the bowel containing the tumour followed by on table lavage of the upstream bowel prior to anastomosis; or else a subtotal colectomy is performed (in other words the tumour and all colon proximal to it is resected), and the terminal ileum is anastomosed to the colon or rectum downstream of the tumour.
Despite aggressive treatment including a subtotal colectomy, intubation, and inotropic medication, the patient died on the third hospital day.
If your patient wants to have children and is active with colitis, what we're recommending is a subtotal colectomy with the standard temporary ileostomy.
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.