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Types of Surgery: Colon

Key:
X = complete
* = partial
o = optional

Tissues Removed
  Segment Colon Lymph nodes Other Organs
Local tumor destruction without specimen
Includes cryosurgery, fulguration, laser surgery (vaporization), electrocautery
*      
Local excision with pathologic specimen
Includes endoscopic snare, excisional laser surgery, polypectomy
*      
Partial (subtotal) colectomy but less than hemicolectomy; includes wedge resection, segmental resection, cecectomy (cecum), transverse colectomy, sigmoidectomy (sigmoid), ileocolectomy, enterocolectomy, partial resection of a colonic flexure X * X o
Hemicolectomy but less than total colectomy total colectomy Includes colectomy (right/ascending or left/descending) from mid-transverse laterally   * X o
Total colectomy
Includes cecum through to sigmoid/rectosigmoid or part of rectum
  X X o
Colectomy, Not Otherwise Specified, NOS */X * X o
Colectomy of any type plus partial/total removal of other organs   */X X o
Surgery of regional and/or distant sites or nodes       *

Other organs include mesentery, mesocolon, peritoneum, omentum, and/or terminal ileum

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