Colectomy—Open Surgery
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Colectomy—Open Surgery Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

A colectomy may be performed to treat a variety of conditions, including the following:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory intestinal diseases (eg, colitis , Crohn’s disease )
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Trauma to the intestine
  • Diverticular disease —small pouches form in the wall of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps, especially those seen in familial polyposis
  • A hole in the bowel wall, or dead piece of bowel
  • Bleeding from the colon
 
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