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- n. A colectomy in which the sigmoid colon is removed.
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- n. surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)
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A sigmoidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon, usually to remove a malignant tumor.
A 72-year-old female underwent sigmoidectomy for stage I (T2N0M0) sigmoid colon cancer in May 2008.
Cancer Hospital in China performed a sigmoidectomy (anterior resection) on a 52-year old patient.