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n. pl. co·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.


n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of part or all of the colon


(kəˈlɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.


Surgery to remove the colon.


n. colectomía, extirpación de una parte o de todo el colon.


n (pl -mies) colectomía
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Konstantino Avradopoulos, a general surgeon and fellowship trained surgical oncologist, performs a variety of surgical procedures that will now include minimally invasive colectomies, known as laparoscopic colectomies, and minimally invasive parathyroidectomies.
During outbreaks of severe disease, an increased number of patients required colectomies and significantly more deaths were associated with CDI.
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Prophylactic colectomies are recommended for patients with FAP and HNPCC once the presence of the genotype has been confirmed.
Two patients died and three underwent colectomies during a 2-week period--"something I haven't seen in 25 years and hadn't seen in 3 1/2 years" during the study of alcohol-based hand rubs, Dr.
Cooperman, Fowler, Jacobs, and others did laparoscopically assisted colectomies by mobilizing the colon, preparing for resection intracorporeally, and then doing the actual resection and anastomosis extracorporeally through a mini-laparotomy incision (1-3).
Kozarek, do you still do colectomies frequently on ulcerative colitis patients?
Progenics Pharmaceuticals has completed a phase 2 study of intravenous methylnaltrexone showing accelerated gastrointestinal recovery in patients following segmental colectomies.
Seven abstracts (three oral presentations and four posters) were presented at DDW focusing on evaluating the efficacy and safety of RESOLOR in a wide variety of patient populations with chronic constipation (1-3,5-7), including patients that do not respond adequately to laxatives, the elderly (5) and those with opioid-induced constipation (6), and patients undergoing elective partial colectomies (7).
The researchers calculated that gum chewing after colectomy could conceivably save the nation $118,828,000 yearly, based on estimates of 79,219 colectomies performed annually and a mean daily hospital room fee of $1,500 (Arch.
difficile outbreak came when surgeons realized they had performed 16 colectomies within a year.

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