proctocolectomy

Surgical removal of the rectum together with part or all of the colon. [procto- + G. kolon, colon, + ektome, excision]

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n.
a surgical operation in which the rectum and colon are removed. In panproctocolectomy the whole rectum and colon are removed, necessitating either a permanent opening of the ileum (see ileostomy) or the construction of an ileal pouch. This is usually performed for ulcerative colitis.

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proc·to·co·lec·to·my (prok″to-ko-lekґtə-me) surgical removal of the rectum and colon. Called also coloproctectomy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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