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Large bowel resection - Series—Indications



Bowel resection may be indicated for:

  • Blockage of the intestine (intestinal obstruction) due to scar tissue or tumors
  • Bleeding, due to diverticulosis or arteriovenous malformations
  • Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Familial polyposis
  • Infection, due to diverticulitis

Review Date 1/25/2022

Updated by: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.