Left Colectomy for Cancer

  • Jameson L. Chassin


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. 35).


Index Finger Transverse Colon Staple Line Splenic Flexure Proximal Colon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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