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Tumor in the ascending colon

Tumors of the ascending colon are treated by right hemicolectomy. This procedure has been described in the section on the management of caecal tumors.

The only possible area of difference between the management of tumors of the caecum and more distal tumors being managed with resection of the right colon is that it may be possible to preserve more of the terminal ileum. Some surgeons would not agree with this and feel that it may compromise the oncological aspects of the surgery. The main reason to preserve more ileum to avoid the deleterious effects of ileal resection.

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