Open Left Colectomy - Medial to Lateral
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Open Left Colectomy - Medial to Lateral

The Open Left Colectomy – Medial to Lateral course will teach you:

  • To resect the transverse colon lying to the left of the middle colic vessels to the descending colon up to the level of the upper part of the rectum

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Left Colectomy – Medial to Lateral :

  • Duodenum injury
  • Ureter injury
  • Splenic capsule damage
  • Pancreatic tail damage

With the following tips you might perform the Open Left Colectomy – Medial to Lateral  even better:

  • Cranial mesenteric dissection for optimal mobilization
  • High ligation of left colic artery (low tie)
  • Optimal location colon transection
  • Colon transection with and without stapler
  • Stoma creation

An overview of the anatomy is presented at the end of this film

After studying the Open Left Colectomy – Medial to Lateral  course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Ureteral injury
  • Splenic injury
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Anastomotic leakage

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Open Sigmoid Resection with End Colostomy (Hartmann’s)

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