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Term: Colectomy (Large Bowel Resection)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2022-08-15


A colectomy is the removal of all or part of the colon. It is also called large bowel resection. For more information on colectomy (large bowel resection), see the MedlinePlus - Medical Encyclopedia - Large bowel resection description.

In Lix et al. (2021), the presence of a colectomy was identified using ICD-9-CM procedure codes and Canadian Classification of Health Intervention (CCI) codes recorded in the hospital abstract records. For more information about these codes, please see the Colectomy / Large Bowel Resection concept.

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  • Lix LM, Singh H, Derksen S, Sirski M, McCulloch S. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Utilization in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2021. [Report] [Additional Materials] (View)

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