Carcinoma of the Sigmoid Colon

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
  • David A. Vivas
  • Steven D. Wexner
  • George M. Eid
  • Carol McCloskey

Carcinoma of the colon is a common surgical problem. Laparoscopic techniques have been adapted to treatment of cancer of the sigmoid colon, and oncologic equivalence has been established if careful dissection principles are observed. This chapter explores some of the decisions that need to be made during this surgery. A related topic, management of carcinoma of the rectum, is discussed in Chapter 30.


Inguinal Hernia Repair Staple Line Colon Resection Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Hand Port 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • David A. Vivas
    • 2
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 2
  • George M. Eid
    • 3
  • Carol McCloskey
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh College of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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