Why do people have to undergo a hemi-colectomy? What are the main medical reasons for this operation?

How serious an operation is it?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Usually colon cancer, sometimes severe diverticulosis or a perforation, but the latter doesn't usually require that half the colon be removed.

    It's fairly serious, but most patients do well if it is done electively.

  • Sussex
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    8 years ago

    because for some reason the bowel is better out than in. my daughter has had 2 of these operations she has crohns and the bowel had become so diseased it was useless. 2nd time was mainly scar tissue and adhesions from the first operation that required it.

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