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REVIEW  COLON SURGERY 

Minerva Chirurgica 2019 April;74(2):160-4

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.18.07693-9

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Right colectomy: a New York state of mind

Hanjoo LEE, Alex CHUDNER, Mahir GACHABAYOV, Artem DYATLOV, Roberto BERGAMASCHI

Department of Colorectal Surgery, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA



Although mortality rates attributable to colon cancer have significantly improved over the past decades, it is still one of the leading causes of death in the USA. As newer technology and surgical techniques and concepts are being introduced, substantial confusion and dissenting opinions have come into fray as well. Naturally, different practice patterns emerged in Asia, Western Europe as well as in the USA. In this special article, we focus on the right colon and examine the unique challenges and oddities of practicing academic colorectal surgery in the New York metropolitan area.


KEY WORDS: Colon - New York - Malpractice - Lymph node excision

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