Lane's operation

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Operation suggested by Lane for extirpation of the entire colon in treating constipation.

Description

Operation suggested by Lane for extirpation of the entire colon in treating constipation.

Lane’s operation for chronic intestinal stasis – Lane’s kink – consisted in short-circuiting the intestine.

This is just one of several operations named for Lane.

Bibliography

  • W. A. Lane:
    The operative treatment of chronic constipation.
    London, J. Nisbet, 1909; 4th edition, 1918.

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