Title

Current status of ileorectal anastomosis for inflammatory bowel disease.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-1989

Abstract

Between September 1959 and December 1986, a total of 210 patients in a consecutive series were operated on for inflammatory bowel disease. One hundred ten (66 percent) had ileorectal anastomosis performed. There were no postoperative deaths. There were six failures in 53 ileorectal anastomoses for ulcerative colitis (11 percent), and five failures (8 percent) in 61 for Crohn's disease. The overall failure rate was 11 in 110 (10 percent). Ileorectal anastomosis, in suitable patients, is still a viable operation in the late 1980s.

Volume

32

Issue

5

First Page

400

Last Page

403

ISSN

0012-3706

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2714132

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article