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What colorectal conditions can be treated with laparoscopy?

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Colorectal surgeons have used laparoscopy to treat the following conditions:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Colon cancers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Familial polyposis
  • Certain colon polyps that cannot be removed by colonoscopy
  • Bowel leakage or fecal incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Certain rectal cancers

From: Colorectal Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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