Carcinoma of the splenic flexure

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Carcinoma of the splenic flexure is uncommon and the diagnosis should be kept in mind, particularly in patients with recurring upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Resection is usually possible and operative complications are few. The site of the tumor does not affect long-term survival. Subtotal colectomy with ileosigmoid anastomosis would seem to be a safe method of treating patients with an obstructed carcinoma at that site.

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