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Balfour's method

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Operation for resection of the sigmoid colon. No longer used.

French description: Opération destinée à supprimer un ulcère gastrique par thermo-cauterisation et enfuissement. Elle n'est plus utilisée actuellement.


  • D. C. Balfour:
    A method of anastomosis between sigmoid and rectum.
    Annals of Surgery, Philadelphia, 1910, 51: 239-241.

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