Colon Resection Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: David E Stein, MD, MHCM; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, FRCS, MS, MBBS, PhD, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is colon resection (colectomy)?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with colorectal cancer?

When is colon resection (colectomy) indicated?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with diverticular disease?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with colon trauma?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with bowel infarction?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with slow-transit constipation?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)?

What are the indications for colon resection (colectomy) in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)?

When is colon resection (colectomy) contraindicated?

How are perioperative complications of colon resection (colectomy) prevented?

What are the expected outcomes following colon resection (colectomy)?

Periprocedural Care

Where are patient education resources about colon resection (colectomy) found?

What is included in patient education and informed consent prior to colon resection (colectomy)?

What is included in the preprocedure evaluation for colon resection (colectomy)?

What equipment is required to perform a colon resection (colectomy)?

What is included in patient preparation for a colon resection (colectomy)?

What is the role of anesthesia in colon resection (colectomy)?

How is the patient positioned for a colon resection (colectomy)?

How are wounds and stoma managed following colon resection (colectomy)?

When are drains indicated following colon resection (colectomy)?

How long should antibiotics be administered following colon resection (colectomy)?

How are venous thromboembolisms prevented following colon resection (colectomy)?

Which dietary modifications are needed following colon resection (colectomy)?

Which activity modifications are needed following colon resection (colectomy)?

How is atelectasis prevented following colon resection (colectomy)?

What is the role of catheters following colon resection (colectomy)?

Which lab tests should be performed following colon resection (colectomy)?

When is a blood transfusion indicated following colon resection (colectomy)?

What is included in enterostomal nursing care and patient education following colon resection (colectomy)?

How is diversion colitis managed following colon resection (colectomy)?

What long-term monitoring should patients with cancer receive following colon resection (colectomy)?

What is included in the long-term follow-up after colon resection (colectomy)?

Technique

What are the advantages of laparoscopic colon resection (colectomy)?

How is laparoscopic left colon resection (colectomy) performed?

How is open left colon resection (colectomy) performed?

How is laparoscopic right colon resection (colectomy) performed?

How is open right colon resection (colectomy) performed?

How is total or subtotal colon resection (colectomy) with total proctocolectomy performed?

How is side-to-end anastomosis (Baker) performed during colon resection (colectomy)?

How is an ostomy created during colon resection (colectomy)?

Medications

Which medications should be administered following colon resection (colectomy)?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Colon Resection?