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n. pl. co·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical removal of part or all of the colon
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(kəˈlɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the removal of all or part of the colon or large intestine.
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Surgery to remove the colon.
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n. colectomía, extirpación de una parte o de todo el colon.
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n (pl -mies) colectomía
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ASUC is a medical emergency which carries a high risk of colectomy. Fortunately, the majority of cases respond rapidly to intravenous corticosteroids, which were first used as therapy in 1955.
To evaluate the comparative safety of laparoscopic and open colectomy across surgeons varying in experience with laparoscopy.
Surgery would involve either directed segmental colectomy, blind segmental colectomy, or subtotal colectomy.
Given the worsening of gastrointestinal bleeding and iron deficiency anemia and avoiding other complications such as intussusception and colorectal cancer, total colectomy was done.
Over the years, different surgical approaches have been developed to deal with TM, (sub)total colectomy with end ileostomy being the technique of choice nowadays [4].
In the second case we were unable to perform Strong's procedure due to a previous subtotal colectomy performed on the patient for colitis.
The rate of peritoneal dissemination associated with port-site metastasis is not increased by the use of laparoscopic procedures, as reported in a randomized trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted colectomy and open colectomy for the treatment of nonmetastatic colon cancer [8].
In this manuscript, we demonstrate the use of the mFI as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in those undergoing nonelective open colectomy.
A COLOSTOMY is performed following a colectomy (removal of part of the colon, also called the large intestine).
When synchronous cancers are present in the colon, an extended resection or even total colectomy with ideally only one anastomosis should be performed.
Dr Moni Suseelan, a surgeon at Aster Hospital in Dubai, performed a procedure known as total colectomy using keyhole surgery on a 44-year-old patient named Sameer.
The procedures are: partial colectomy (removal of part of the colon), small-bowel resection, cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder), operative management of peptic ulcer disease, removal of peritoneal (abdominal) adhesions, appendectomy, and laparotomy (an operation to open the abdomen).

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