Definition of colectomy in English:


Syllabification: co·lec·to·my
Pronunciation: /kōˈlektəmē

noun (plural colectomies)

  • Surgical removal of all or part of the colon.
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    • Low anterior colon resection and right colectomy are two laparoscopic approaches to treat benign bowel disease.
    • The February 2001 AORN Journal will feature one Home Study Program that discusses treating benign colon disorders using laparoscopic colectomy.
    • The circulating nurse must coordinate the room setup and equipment for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy and laparoscopic right colectomy.

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