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Colorectal Cancer: Surgery

Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Learn about the four main steps used in surgery to remove part of the colon -- complete with pictures to help you understand.

Subtotal Colectomy for Colon Cancer

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Rectal Carcinoids

In general, rectal carcinoids smaller than 1 cm can be safely removed by endoscopic excision.[1] Excised specimens should be examined histologically to exclude muscularis invasion.[2,3,4,5] Tumors measuring 1 cm to 2 cm should be investigated by transanal endosonography or magnetic resonance imaging. Absence of muscularis invasion or regional metastases may justify local excision.[1] The outcome from treating a lesion between 1 cm and 2 cm is unclear. The metastatic risk is between 10% and 15%.[6]...

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Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

Removal of the entire large colon is usually not necessary to treat colon cancer except for a small number of people. Learn more here.

Total Colectomy for Colon Cancer

 

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

This surgical technique removes a diseased section of the lower colon and rectum using a laparoscope. Read more here.

Surgery for Sigmoid and Rectal Cancer

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Arnold Wax, MD on February 20, 2010
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