Obstructing left-sided colon carcinoma. Appraisal of surgical options.

@article{Crooms1984ObstructingLC,
  title={Obstructing left-sided colon carcinoma. Appraisal of surgical options.},
  author={J W Crooms and Paul J. Kovalcik},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1984},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          15-9
        }
}
This study is a retrospective analysis over a 10-year period of 37 patients who presented with a large bowel obstruction secondary to a left-sided colon cancer. Our patients were confined to those with clinical evidence of acute obstruction with lesions located from the mid-transverse colon to the rectum. Thirty-eight per cent of these lesions occurred at the sigmoid level. We found 70 per cent of these lesions were treated with resection at their initial operation. Eighty-one per cent of all… CONTINUE READING