Open Transverse Colectomy
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Open Transverse Colectomy

The Open Transverse Colectomy course will teach you:

  • To resect a part of the transverse colon, in order to treat malignancies of the transverse colon, or segmental inflammatory bowel disease or ischemia.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Open Transverse Colectomy:

  • Compression of vena cava by retractors
  • Ureter and gonadal vessels injury
  • Duodenal injury
  • Bleeding from the gastrocolic trunk
  • Tearing of the splenic capsule or the pancreatic tail
  • Right gastroepiploic artery injury
  • Traction on veins enteric the mesenteric vein or gastrocolic trunk

With the following tips you might perform the Open Transverse Colectomy even better:

  • Opening the omental bursa
  • Optimal exposure of the pancreas

The following anatomical variations are described in the Open Transverse Colectomy course:

  • Anatomical variation of the right colic artery
  • Anatomical variation of the middle colic artery

After studying the Open Transverse Colectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Postoperative ileus
  • Anastomotic leakage
  • Splenic capsule injury
  • Bleeding from the gastrocolic trunk

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Abdominal cavity approach

The abdominal wall incision is described in the specific course.

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