How is colon resection beneficial?

The resection of the colon may be recommended in cases of a benign growth in order to prevent its progression to cancer, and when it has associated problems such as bleeding or obstruction.

Colectomy is advised in conditions such as diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease to get rid of the portion of the colon that is severely affected by inflammation. Colectomy is beneficial in the treatment of malignant tumors, and it involves the removal of both the tumor and the vascular and lymph structures draining that segment of the colon.

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