Open Sigmoidectomy - Non-neoplastic
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Open Sigmoidectomy - Non-neoplastic

The Open Sigmoidectomy – Non-neoplastic course will teach you:

  • To resect the sigmoid colon performing an open procedure, in order to remove a benign lesion

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Sigmoidectomy – Non-neoplastic:

  • Compression of the vena cava due to retractors
  • Entering the retroperitoneum

With the following tips you might perform the Open Sigmoidectomy – Non-neoplastic even better:

  • Ureter identification
  • Identification of the inferior mesenteric artery and superior rectal artery
  • Avoiding an anastomosis in case of severe peritonitis

After studying the Open Sigmoidectomy – Non-neoplastic course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Ureteral injury
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Anastomotic leakage

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Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Use a midline incision incision, starting at the pubic bone extending to the level of the umbilicus.
The abdominal approach is described in the specific course.

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