Different surgical strategies in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis: what's the role of the ileorectal anastomosis?

@article{Wolthuis2011DifferentSS,
  title={Different surgical strategies in the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis: what's the role of the ileorectal anastomosis?},
  author={Albert M. Wolthuis and Daniel L{\'e}onard and Alex H Kartheuser and Luc Bruyninx and Jean Van de Stadt and Eric Van Cutsem and Andr{\'e} D'Hoore},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={435-7}
}
Prophylactic (procto-) colectomy is the treatment of choice to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in FAP patients with multiple adenomas. Because patients present at young age, rectum-sparing surgery is sometimes advocated, so that there is no pelvic dissection with impact on quality of life, preserved pelvic innervation and sexual function and fertility… CONTINUE READING