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Large bowel resection - Series

Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1

Overview

The diseased part of the large intestine (colon) is removed. The two healthy ends are then sewn or stapled back together and the incision is closed. A stapling procedure is shown here.

Update Date 1/29/2013