Does an ileoanal pouch offer a better quality of life than a permanent ileostomy for patients with ulcerative colitis?

@article{CamilleriBrennan2003DoesAI,
  title={Does an ileoanal pouch offer a better quality of life than a permanent ileostomy for patients with ulcerative colitis?},
  author={John Camilleri-Brennan and Alexander Munro and Robert J. C. Steele},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={814-819}
}
Although an ileoanal pouch is frequently offered to patients with ulcerative colitis, it is still not clear to what extent this operation offers advantages over a permanent ileostomy. The aim of this study was to determine whether patients with a pouch have less morbidity and a better quality of life than a matched group of patients with a Brooke ileostomy. Nineteen patients (12 males and 7 females, median age 41 years) who had undergone total colectomy and ileoanal pouch formation for… CONTINUE READING