Current status of ileorectal anastomosis for inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
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Khubchandani, I. T., Sandfort, M. R., Rosen, L., Sheets, J. A., Stasik, J. J., & Riether, R. D. (1989). Current status of ileorectal anastomosis for inflammatory bowel disease. Diseases Of The Colon And Rectum, 32(5), 400-403.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty