Definition of Sigmoidectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor).




Definition of Sigmoidectomy

1. Noun. (surgery) A colectomy in which the sigmoid colon is removed. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sigmoidectomy

1. Excision of the sigmoid colon. Origin: sigmoid-+ G. Ektome, excision (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sigmoidectomy

sigmoid colons
sigmoid flexure
sigmoid fossa
sigmoid groove
sigmoid kidney
sigmoid lymph nodes
sigmoid notch
sigmoid sinus
sigmoid sulcus
sigmoid vein
sigmoid veins
sigmoid volvulus
sigmoidal
sigmoidally
sigmoidectomies
sigmoidectomy (current term)
sigmoidicities
sigmoidicity
sigmoiditis
sigmoido-
sigmoidocele
sigmoidoceles
sigmoidopexy
sigmoidoproctostomy
sigmoidorectostomy
sigmoidoscope
sigmoidoscopes
sigmoidoscopic
sigmoidoscopies
sigmoidoscopy

Literary usage of Sigmoidectomy

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1. Constipation and Intestinal Obstruction (obstipation) by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1909)
"... colectomy, and sigmoidectomy. Resection of the small intestine is rarely performed for the relief of chronic obstipation, for the reason that the cause ..."

2. Diarrheal, Inflammatory, Obstructive, and Parasitic Diseases of the Gastro by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1915)
"... colectomy, sigmoidectomy, and proctectomy). (8) sigmoidectomy and proctectomy. (9) Intestinal exclusion. ..."

3. Abdominal Operations by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan (1914)
"Redundant sigmoid may necessitate either suspension or sigmoidectomy. 7. In all cases an abdominal support should be worn. ..."

4. Abdominal operations v.2, 1915 by Berkeley Moynihan Moynihan (1915)
"Redundant sigmoid may necessitate either suspension or sigmoidectomy. 7. In all cases an abdominal support should be worn. ..."

5. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1905)
"... sigmoidectomy).—A diseased portion of the colon may be removed in the same manner as described under the title ..."

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