Early outcome after emergency and elective surgery for ulcerative colitis.

@article{Frykholm1989EarlyOA,
  title={Early outcome after emergency and elective surgery for ulcerative colitis.},
  author={G J Frykholm and Lars P{\aa}hlman and Per Enblad and M. Krog and Sten Ejerblad},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Scandinavica},
  year={1989},
  volume={155 11-12},
  pages={
          601-5
        }
}
The early outcome after surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis was retrospectively analyzed in 185 patients. The operation was performed on emergency indications in 25 cases, and was subacute in 53 and elective in 107. The postoperative mortality was 7% overall, 24% in the emergency group, 8% in the subacute group and 2% in the elective group. At least one early postoperative complication occurred in 71 (38%) of the 185 patients (92%, 38% and 26% in the respective groups). Infection was the… CONTINUE READING

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