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.
Some patients require ileostomy after this procedure.
Common large bowel resections: