A 63-year-old male asked:
what causes deudonal perforation during colectomy?
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Dr. Stephen Southard answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: It's possible while manipulating the colon that an instrument could have "knicked" the duodenum - the first part of the small intestine. It wouldn't be the most common complication of a colectomy though.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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