Functional outcome, quality of life, and complications after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in selected septuagenarians.

@article{Delaney2002FunctionalOQ,
  title={Functional outcome, quality of life, and complications after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in selected septuagenarians.},
  author={Conor Delaney and Babak Dadvand and Feza H. Remzi and James Michael Church and Victor Warren Fazio},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={890-4; discussion 894}
}
PURPOSE Concerns about morbidity and functional outcome have lead some authors to suggest that ileal pouch-anal anastomosis should not be performed in older patients. This article evaluates the outcome of selected septuagenarians undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis at this institution. METHODS Seventeen of 1,911 patients undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis were older than the age of 70 at the time of surgery. Functional outcome, quality of life, and manometric… CONTINUE READING
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