Laparoscopic 3-step restorative proctocolectomy: comparative study with open approach in 45 patients.


BACKGROUND To compare the results of a total laparoscopic versus open approach 3-time ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) for patients with acute or severe colitis complicating inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS Consecutive subtotal colectomy was followed by IPAA then by stoma closure. Between 2000 and 2006, 23 consecutive patients, operated through a… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181772d75


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