What is Total colectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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A total colectomy is a surgical procedure which refers to the total removal of the colon (large intestines), also known as Lane's operation. This is most often done in colorectal cancers or inflammatory bowel diseases.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ulcerative colitis 5 3
Colon cancer 3 1
Crohn's disease 3 0
Ataxia (lack of coordination) 1 0
Chronic constipation 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total colectomy

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2
Abscess 1
Bowel incontinence 1
Bowel obstruction 1
Chronic dehydration 1
Dehydration 1

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Duration

Currently having Total colectomy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Total colectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 4
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