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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 4/18/2023

Updated by: John Roberts, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, CT. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.