Left Hemicolectomy: Divide the Transverse Colon


This is the sixth slide in a series of seventeen to be presented to surgical residents in gastroenterology. The slide presentation aims to educate the residents on how to perform a Left Hemicolectomy, a relatively rare case. Typically, these cases are done laparoscopically; however, this case was an open procedure. Left Hemicolectomies are performed when there is cancer in the descending colon. The entire descending colon is removed, along with its lymph nodes and mesentery. Parts of the transverse and sigmoid colon are also removed and the remaining colon is anastomosed to the rectum. This slide shows the transverse colon being divided with a gastrointestinal anastomosis (GIA) stapler.



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Surgical residents


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