Bowel resection

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Drawing showing bowel resection for colon cancer

A bowel resection is a surgical procedure in which a part of the large or small intestine is removed. It may be performed due to cancer, necrosis, enteritis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or a block in the intestine due to scar tissue. Other reasons to perform bowel resection include traumatic injuries, precancerous polyps, and familial polyposis.[1]

Some patients require ileostomy after this procedure.[1]

Common large bowel resections:


  1. ^ a b "Small bowel resection". MedlinePlus: U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 

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