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  • 2005-08-31

Laparoscopic right colectomy for cancer

Epublication WebSurg.com, Aug 2005;05(08). URL:
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This video demonstrates a right hemicolectomy for a large cancer at the hepatic flexure. The patient has had a cholecystectomy and an appendectomy in the past and the adhesions make the case more difficult. The surgeon uses a medial approach to mobilize and divide the ileocolic vessels and the right branch of the middle colic. After full mobilization of the right colon, it is exteriorized through a small transverse incision at the umbilicus and an end-to-side anastomosis is made with an EEA stapler. The mesenteric window is not closed.