Laparoscopic Right Colectomy

  • Jose L. Guerrero-Ramirez
  • Maria Luisa Reyes-Diaz


Hemicolectomy is defined as resection of part of the colon. Right hemicolectomy involves the removal of the cecum, ascending colon, hepatic angle of the colon, and transverse colon.


Right hemicolectomy Laparoscopic Ileocolic anastomosis Tumor Resection of colon Surgical technique 

Supplementary material

Video 17.1

Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. Surgical technique performed step by step (MP4 505565 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose L. Guerrero-Ramirez
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Reyes-Diaz
    • 1
  1. 1.General SurgeryHospital Universitary Virgen del RocíoSevillaSpain

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