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Obstructing carcinoma of the left colon: treatment by extended right hemicolectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1938204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obstructing carcinoma of the left side of the colon causes proximal distension of the colon with subsequent thinning of the colonic wall and vascular impairment. Conventional surgical treatment is multi-staged. Each stage carries its own morbidity and mortality. An alternate treatment, extended right hemicolectomy, requires a single surgical procedure. Fifty-six cases of acute obstructing carcinoma of the left colon are presented: 16 in Group I were treated conventionally; 40 in Group II were treated by extended right hemicolectomy. In Group I, four died within one week of surgery. Six survived with a colostomy; all suffered from poor quality of life until death. For the six who received complete treatment, average total hospitalization was 54 days. Group II suffered no peri-operative mortality. Patients were discharged without a colostomy after an average hospitalization of 15.7 days. Advantages of and conditions for treatment by extended right hemicolectomy are discussed.
S C Antal; Z G Kovacs; V Feigenbaum; M Engelberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1991 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-17     Completed Date:  1991-12-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery B, Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Colectomy / methods*
Colonic Neoplasms / complications,  mortality,  surgery*
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology

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