Left Colectomy for Cancer
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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).
KeywordsStaple Line Splenic Flexure Rectal Stump Renal Capsule Areolar Tissue
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