Definition of colectomy in English:


Pronunciation /kōˈlektəmē/ /koʊˈlɛktəmi/


  • Surgical removal of all or part of the colon.

    ‘Low anterior colon resection and right colectomy are two laparoscopic approaches to treat benign bowel disease.’
    • ‘The February 2001 AORN Journal will feature one Home Study Program that discusses treating benign colon disorders using laparoscopic colectomy.’
    • ‘The circulating nurse must coordinate the room setup and equipment for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy and laparoscopic right colectomy.’
    • ‘Patients who experience life-threatening hemorrhage, toxic megacolon, or fulminant colitis need emergent surgical management, which usually consists of a total abdominal colectomy with end ileostomy.’
    • ‘Indications for colectomy include colon polyps, diverticulitis, and IBD.’