Evolution of the restorative proctocolectomy and its effects on gastrointestinal hormones

@article{MKoma2007EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the restorative proctocolectomy and its effects on gastrointestinal hormones},
  author={Amosy Ephreim M’Koma and Paul E. Wise and Roberta L. Muldoon and David A Schwartz and M. Kay Washington and Alan J. Herline},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={1143-1163}
}
Gastrointestinal (GI) peptide hormones are chemical messengers that regulate secretory, mechanical, metabolic, and trophic functions of the gut. Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) or resection of the colon and rectum with maintenance of intestinal continuity through the construction of an ileal pouch reservoir and preservation of the anal sphincters has become the standard of care for the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. The manipulation of the… CONTINUE READING