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Abdominoperineal Resection

Left hemicolectomy is the surgical removal of the left side of the large bowel (see the first figure below); sigmoid colectomy is the surgical removal of the sigmoid colon. These operations are mostly performed for cancers of the left colon and sigmoid colon.

See Right Hemicolectomy for other information about bowel resection.

Left colectomy

Left colectomy

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