Fundamental principles of colon resection for cancer

What are the fundamental principles of colon resection for cancer?

  • • A 5-cm margin on either side of the tumor
  • • Vascular supply taken at the origin of the closest named vessel (ileocolic, right colic, middle colic, left colic, inferior mesenteric artery)
  • • Adequate lymph node staging (generally aim for a minimum of 12 nodes evaluated )

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