Appendectomy is more frequent but not a risk factor in Crohn's disease while being protective in ulcerative colitis: a comparison of surgical procedures in inflammatory bowel disease

@article{Reif2001AppendectomyIM,
  title={Appendectomy is more frequent but not a risk factor in Crohn's disease while being protective in ulcerative colitis: a comparison of surgical procedures in inflammatory bowel disease},
  author={Shimon Reif and Alexandra Lavy and Daniel Keter and Efrat Broide and Yaron Niv and Aharon Halak and Yishai Ron and Rami Abraham Eliakim and Shmuel Odes and Julian Patz and Alexander Fich and Yael Villa and Nadir Arber and Tuvia Gilat},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={829-832}
}
OBJECTIVE:Appendectomy was shown to be protective in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). There are fewer data in Crohn's disease (CD). Other operations were less studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and tonsillectomy, including their timing, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in comparison to controls.METHODS:Two hundred seventy-one patients with UC and 260 with CD, 475 clinic controls, and 428 community controls were… CONTINUE READING
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