Is an ileal pouch an alternative for patients requiring surgery for Crohn's proctocolitis?

Abstract

Most surgeons consider Crohn's colitis to be an absolute contraindication for a continent ileostomy, due to high complication and failure rates. This opinion may, however, be erroneous. The results may appear poor when compared with those after pouch surgery in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), but the matter may well appear in a different light if the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10151-005-0231-4

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