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Splenic Flexure

  • Kevin R. Kniery
  • Michael J. Mulcahy
  • Scott R. Steele
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Abstract

Splenic flexure mobilization is a technique that allows for a tension-free bowel anastomosis during left colectomy or proctectomy and ensures adequate length of the descending or sigmoid colon to reach the skin when performing a colostomy.

Keywords

Splenic fixture mobilization Colostomy Left-sided anastomoses Pelvic anastomoses Laparoscopic Anterior (lesser sac) approach Lateral approach Medial/inferior mesenteric vein approach 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin R. Kniery
    • 1
  • Michael J. Mulcahy
    • 2
  • Scott R. Steele
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical CenterTacomaUSA
  2. 2.Tripler Army Medical CenterHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Department of Colorectal SurgeryDigestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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