Factors which influenced postoperative complications in patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon on corticosteroids.


A retrospective analysis was undertaken of the records of 107 patients with Crohn's disease of the colon or with ulcerative colitis who underwent 162 operations under steroid cover. The study revealed no correlation between steroid dosage and postoperative morbidity or mortality. The incidence of wound dehiscence and incisional hernia compared favourably… (More)


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