hemicolectomy

Removal of the right or left side of the colon. [hemi- + G. kolon, colon, + ektome, excision]

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hemi·col·ec·to·my -kə-'lek-tə-mē, -kō- n, pl -mies surgical excision of part of the colon

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n.
surgical removal of about half the colon (large intestine), usually the right section (right hemicolectomy) with subsequent joining of the ileum to the transverse colon. This is performed for disease of the terminal part of the ileum (such as Crohn's disease) or of the caecum or ascending colon (such as cancer or Crohn's disease).

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hemi·co·lec·to·my (hem″e-ko-lekґtə-me) [hemi- + colectomy] excision of approximately half of the colon.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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