Clinical impact of colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis in the management of Crohn's disease.

@article{Ambrose1984ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical impact of colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis in the management of Crohn's disease.},
  author={N Simon Ambrose and Michael R. B. Keighley and John Alexander-Williams and Robert N. Allan},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1984},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={223-7}
}
We report the outcome of 63 consecutive patients with Crohn's colitis treated by colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis between 1951-1981. There were no operative deaths. Serious postoperative complications occurred in 10 patients. The mean follow up since colectomy was 9.5 years. At 10 years the cumulative reoperation rate was 48% and the cumulative recurrence rate (based upon operative, radiological, and sigmoidoscopic evidence) was 64%. Ten patients have died during follow up. Two-thirds of… CONTINUE READING