Search: large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ)

mediastinum

The area in the chest between the lungs. It contains the heart and large blood vessels, the oesophagus, the trachea and many lymph nodes….

colostomy

An opening (stoma) in the abdomen made from the colon (part of the large bowel). Also, the operation that creates this stoma.

colonoscopy

An examination of the large bowel with a camera on a flexible tube (endoscope), which is passed through the anus.

bowel cancer

Cancer of the large bowel; also known as colorectal cancer, colon cancer or rectal cancer.

minimally invasive surgery

A surgical technique that involves several small cuts instead of one large cut on the abdomen. Also called keyhole or laparoscopic surgery….

colonic J-pouch

An internal pouch surgically created using the lining of the large bowel. It may be formed during an ultra-low anterior resection.

non-small cell lung cancer

One of the two main groups of lung cancers. Includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma….

nasal cavity

The large, air-filled space located behind the nose and in the middle of the face….

colon

The main working area of the large bowel, where water is removed from solid waste. Its four parts are the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon.

ileum

The lowest section of the small bowel; transfers waste to the large bowel.