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"Colectomy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
Excision of a portion of the colon or of the whole colon. (Dorland, 28th ed)

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Colectomy" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Colectomy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.