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  • 2004-09-28

Transverse colon resection for a mid-transverse colon cancer

Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2004;04(09). URL:
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This video demonstrates a transverse colectomy for a mid transverse colon cancer. The surgeon mobilizes and divides the middle colic vessels at their origin and preserve all the right- and left- sided vessels. A resection of the mid segment of transverse colon with adequate margins on either side of the tumor is carried out and extracorporeal anastomosis is made between proximal and distal end through a transverse suprapubic incision used to extract the specimen. In this case, the surgeon chose to do a transverse colectomy in a patient with redundant transverse colon, alternatively an extended right colectomy could have been carried out.