Right Colectomy for Cancer
The extent of the resection depends on the location of the tumor. For tumors of the cecum, the main trunk of the middle colic artery may be preserved (Fig. 2-1). For tumors of the hepatic fl exure or right transverse colon, it is necessary to ligate this vessel and resect additional colon (Figs. 2-2, 2-3).
KeywordsTransverse Colon Middle Colic Artery Marginal Artery Complete Lymph Node Dissection Paracolic Gutter
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