Colectomy, Transverse, With Anastomosis

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Title: Colectomy, Transverse, With Anastomosis
Description: Three-panel drawing showing colon cancer surgery with anastomosis; first panel shows the area of the colon with cancer, middle panel shows the cancer and nearby tissue removed, last panel shows the cut ends of the colon joined.

Resection of the colon with anastomosis. Part of the colon containing the cancer and nearby healthy tissue is removed, and then the cut ends of the colon are joined.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Digestive/Gastrointestinal System
Cancer Types -- Colorectal Cancer
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Treatment -- Surgery
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR415507
Date Created: March 5, 2013
Date Added: August 28, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow