Complications and Functional Results after Ileoanal Pouch Formation in Obese Patients

@article{Kiran2008ComplicationsAF,
  title={Complications and Functional Results after Ileoanal Pouch Formation in Obese Patients},
  author={Ravi P Kiran and Feza H. Remzi and Victor Warren Fazio and Ian C. Lavery and James M. Church and Scott A. Strong and Tracy L. Hull},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={668-674}
}
Ileoanal pouch formation (IPAA) can be technically challenging in obese patients, and there is little data evaluating results after the procedure in these patients. We compare outcomes for patients with a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 undergoing IPAA when compared with those for patients with BMI <30. Retrospective analysis of prospectively accrued data for patients with BMI ≥30 undergoing IPAA. Patient and disease-related characteristics, complications, long-term function, and quality of life (QOL… CONTINUE READING