Clinical Approach to Diseases of Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis

  title={Clinical Approach to Diseases of Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis},
  author={Bo Shen and Victor Warren Fazio and Feza H. Remzi and Bret A. Lashner},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the surgical treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients with medically refractory disease or dysplasia. IPAA significantly improves quality of life in UC patients who require surgery. However, certain inflammatory and noninflammatory diseases can develop after the surgery, including pouchitis, Crohn's disease of the pouch, cuffitis, and irritable pouch syndrome. The etiology and pathogenesis of these disease… CONTINUE READING
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