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n. - Surgical removal of part or all of a curved part of the colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor).

Usage examples (3)
  • A sigmoidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon, usually to remove a malignant tumor.
  • Cancer Hospital in China performed a sigmoidectomy (anterior resection) on a 52-year old patient.
  • A 72-year-old female underwent sigmoidectomy for stage I (T2N0M0) sigmoid colon cancer in May 2008. for more
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