Open Right Colectomy (Right Hemicolectomy) Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Ashwin Pai, MBBS, MS (GenSurg), MRCS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What are the types of open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What are the indications for open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

When is open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy) contraindicated?

What is the anatomy of the colon relevant to performing open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What is included in the procedural planning for open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What are the reported outcomes for open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in the preprocedural patient prep for open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What equipment is needed to perform open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

How is the patient positioned for open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

Technique

What are the basic principles of colon resection?

How is the incision chosen in open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

How is the extent of resection determined in open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

How is the colon mobilized during open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

How is anastomosis created in open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

How is open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy) closed?

What is included in postoperative care following open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?

What are the possible complications of open right hemicolectomy (open right colectomy)?