Colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis in patients with Crohn's disease.

  title={Colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis in patients with Crohn's disease.},
  author={Julia M. Chevalier and Deb J Jones and R. Ratelle and Pascal Frileux and Emmanuel Tiret and Rolland Parc},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={81 9},
Eighty-three patients underwent colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis for Crohn's disease of the large bowel. There were two postoperative deaths and seven anastomotic leaks. Fifty-two patients retained a functioning anastomosis with a mean follow-up of 8 years. Forty had an excellent or good functional result. The cumulative proportion of patients with a functioning ileorectal anastomosis was 77 and 63 per cent at 5 and 10 years respectively. Patients presenting with perforating Crohn's disease… CONTINUE READING

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