NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,452 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- side-to-end coloanal anastomosis
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- A surgical procedure in which the side of the colon is attached to the anus after the rectum has been removed. A section of the colon about 2 inches long is formed into a mini-pouch in order to replace the function of the rectum and store stool until it can be eliminated. This procedure is similar to the J-pouch coloanal anastomosis but a much smaller pouch is formed.