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Left Colectomy for Cancer

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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Abstract

Whereas malignancies of the proximal three-quarters of the transverse colon require the excision of the right and transverse colon, cancers of the distal transverse colon, splenic flexure, descending colon, and sigmoid are treated by left hemicolectomy (see Chap. 26).

Keywords

Staple Line Splenic Flexure Rectal Stump Renal Capsule Areolar Tissue 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.School of MedicineNew York UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  4. 4.Bellevue HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical CenterUSA

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