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what is the difference between a total colectomy and a panproctocolectomy?

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Dr. Christian Hirsch
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Same: Anatomically they are the same thing, compete removal of the colon and rectum. Some refer to a subtotal or total abdominal colectomy, these operations preserve the rectum proper and remove the abdominal component of the colon.
Answered on May 16, 2018

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