Incidence and short-term implications of prepouch ileitis following restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis.

@article{McLaughlin2009IncidenceAS,
  title={Incidence and short-term implications of prepouch ileitis following restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Simon McLaughlin and Susan K. Clark and Andrew J G Bell and Paris P. Tekkis and Paul Jonathan Ciclitira and Ralph John Nicholls},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={879-83}
}
PURPOSE Pouchitis following restorative proctocolectomy is common. Inflammation proximal to the pouch, prepouch ileitis (PPI) has recently been described. Its incidence and implications are unknown. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of PPI at pouchoscopy and correlate this with symptoms, diagnosis, and outcome. METHODS The authors searched the endoscopy database at our institution for the terms "pouchitis" and "ileitis" and reviewed hospital records. RESULTS A total of… CONTINUE READING