open colectomy

Definition / meaning of open colectomy

An operation to remove all or part of the colon through a long incision made in the wall of the abdomen. When only part of the colon is removed, it is called a partial colectomy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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