Transverse Colectomy: Laparoscopic Approach
Even for the most experienced surgeons, mobilization and resection of the transverse colon along with ligation of the middle colic vessels can be a daunting task. This can be even more unnerving when using a minimally invasive approach. Understanding the tissue planes and having several techniques for managing a large omentum, adherent stomach and potential bleeding will minimize morbidity and maximize outcomes. In this chapter, we will discuss the surgical approach to laparoscopic mobilization and resection of the transverse colon and focus on the appropriate handling of the middle colic vasculature.
KeywordsTransverse colectomy Laparoscopic approach Colorectal surgery
Middle colic vessel division (MP4 4 kb)
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