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Concept: Colectomy


Intussusception is uncommon in adults. To our knowledge, synchronous colocolic intussusceptions have never been reported in the literature. Here we described the case of a 59-year-old female of synchronous colocolic intussusceptions presenting as acute abdomen that was diagnosed by CT preoperatively. Laparotomy with radical right hemicolectomy and sigmoidectomy was undertaken without reduction of the invagination due to a significant risk of associated malignancy. The final diagnosis was synchronous adenocarcinoma of proximal transverse colon and sigmoid colon without lymph nodes or distant metastasis. The patient had an uneventful recovery. The case also emphasizes the importance of thorough exploration during surgery for bowel invagination since synchronous events may occur.

Concepts: Large intestine, Sigmoid colon, Lymph node, Colectomy, Ascending colon, Peritoneum, Cancer, Medical terms


Defecatory disorders are very common complications after left hemicolectomy and anterior rectal resection. These disorders seem related primarily to colonic denervation after the resection. To evaluate the real benefits of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) preservation via laparoscopic left hemicolectomy performed for diverticular disease in terms of reduced colonic denervation and improved postoperative intestinal functions, a randomized, single-blinded (patients) controlled clinical trial was conducted.

Concepts: Superior rectal artery, Sigmoid colon, Inferior mesenteric artery, Clinical trial, Epidemiology, Diverticulitis, Colectomy, Colon



Ulcerative colitis (UC) can be treated with surgery or medications. Patients often must choose between long-term immunosuppressant therapy or total colectomy. Whether one of these treatment approaches has a mortality benefit is uncertain.

Concepts: Cohort, Colectomy, Cohort study, Surgical oncology, Physician, Therapy, Ulcerative colitis, Medicine


Current guidelines include subtotal colectomy as treatment for refractory slow transit constipation.

Concepts: Colectomy, Nationwide Building Society


Mastering right hemicolectomy techniques using laparoscopy in colorectal cancer surgery is very difficult. Although the long-term prognosis of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH) and complete mesocolic excision is unquestionable, different surgeons have their own opinions on routes of conducting LRH.

Concepts: Pseudomembranous colitis, Excision, Cancer, Colectomy, Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic surgery, Colorectal cancer, Surgery


Rarely, in fulminant Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), the rectal stump is persistently infected following total abdominal colectomy. We report cure of a septic patient with proctitis by fecal microbiota transplant via rectal swabs (mini-FMT). This novel procedure offers a management option for recurrent CDI following total abdominal colectomy.

Concepts: Clostridium, Colectomy, Infection, Pseudomembranous colitis, Gut flora, Clostridium difficile


Porto-mesenteric venous thrombosis (PMVT) is an uncommon but serious complication. Data on the risk factors for PMVT following total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis or end ileostomy (TC/IRA or EI) is limited. This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with PMVT after TC/IRA or EI.

Concepts: Deep vein thrombosis, Ileostomy, Colectomy


To review the different vascular repair options of superior mesenteric vein (SMV) damage during oncologic right colectomy.

Concepts: Damage, Colectomy, Superior mesenteric vein, Hepatic portal vein, Superior mesenteric artery


The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of digital defog technique in 3D laparoscopic surgery for right colon cancer.

Concepts: Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Obesity, Colorectal cancer, Laparoscopy, Cancer, Surgery, Colectomy, Laparoscopic surgery