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Surgery for locally advanced colon cancer

Preparation

  • The patient must be informed that the resection will not be performed if distant metastases can be verified in the abdomen during the procedure.
  • Preoperative bowel emptying is not done as this does not reduce the frequency of anastomsis leakage or infection.
  • Thrombosis prophylaxis
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis 
  • Epidural catheter is inserted for postoperative pain treatment for 1-3 days.
  • The patient lies in the supine position on the operating table.
  • The operation is carried out under general anasthesia.

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