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A transverse colectomy is used to treat an unobstructed carcinoma of the transverse colon.

The transverse colon is excised and after full mobilisation, an end-to-end anastomosis performed between the right and the left colon. If the operation is for malignant disease, the transverse mesocolon and omentum are included in the resection.

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