Left Colectomy for Cancer
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).
KeywordsIndex Finger Transverse Colon Staple Line Splenic Flexure Proximal Colon
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