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Total Abdominal Colectomy

  • Hermann Kessler

Conclusions

The laparoscopic approach to total abdominal colectomy is especially attractive as there are a variety of benign indications for this procedure and a previously necessary long midline incision for surgery in all four abdominal quadrants is avoided and replaced by a short suprapubic incision of a few centimeters in length with all the favorable postoperative effects of minimally invasive surgery.

Keywords

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Inferior Mesenteric Artery Ileorectal Anastomosis Inferior Mesenteric Vein Slow Transit Constipation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Kessler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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