Ileorectal anastomosis in ulcerative colitis. Results in 57 patients.

  title={Ileorectal anastomosis in ulcerative colitis. Results in 57 patients.},
  author={Ottokar Gr{\"u}ner and Audun L. Flatmark and Ralph W. Naas and Bjarne Fretheim and Egil Gjone},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={10 6},
The early results of colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) in 57 patients with ulcerative colitis seemed fair. The operative mortality was relatively low (7%) also in fulminating cases (10.5%), which constituted one-third of the material. The late results were less satisfactory. Half the survivors were in need of rectal extirpation and ileostomy because of rectal dysfunction. Until now 6% have developed cancer of the rectal stump. The early diagnosis of this condition was difficult. The… CONTINUE READING

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