Ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis.

  • Paul Belliveau
  • Published 1987 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…


Several options can be considered when medical management of ulcerative colitis fails or if a serious complication develops. One alternative to proctocolectomy with ileostomy or ileoanal pull-through is the ileorectal anastomosis. Its main advantage is preservation of the rectal reservoir without risking injury to the pelvic nerves or and sphincter. It is… (More)


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