The Case for Complete Mesocolic Excision

Complete mesocolic excision (CME) is a reconceptualized approach to treating colon cancer with the goal of reducing local recurrence and improving survival. This case report describes the successful treatment of an 82-year-old patient using CME, illustrating why the procedure should be routinely performed on patients with colon cancer.

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Unraveling Twisted Pouch Syndrome

Treating a patient with obstructive defecation and severe pelvic pain after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, Cleveland Clinic colorectal surgeon Stefan Holubar uncovered a subtle but significant complication that warrants greater awareness among those performing IPAAs.

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