Laparoscopic Colectomy

Maurizio Pacilli, Hugh W. Grant

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This chapter describes subtotal and total colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. Partial colectomy (pull-through) for Hirschsprung’s disease is described in Chap. 30. Laparoscopy for colectomy has equivalent results to open colectomy [1]; however, it takes significantly longer to perform. It provides good access and results in better cosmesis and a lower incidence of small bowel obstruction due to adhesions [2]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColour Atlas of Pediatric Surgical Anatomy, Laparoscopy, and Thoracoscopy
EditorsMerrill McHoney, Edward M Keily, Imran Mushtaq
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783662530856
ISBN (Print)9783662530832
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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