Laparoscopic Colectomy for Crohn’s Colitis. A Large Prospective Comparative Study

@article{Umanskiy2010LaparoscopicCF,
  title={Laparoscopic Colectomy for Crohn’s Colitis. A Large Prospective Comparative Study},
  author={Konstantin Umanskiy and Gautam Malhotra and Ayana R Chase and Michele A. Rubin and Roger D. Hurst and Alessandro Fichera},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={658-663}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare short-term outcomes of laparoscopic (LC) vs open colectomy (OC) in patients with Crohn’s colitis. We collected data on all patients undergoing colectomy for primary or recurrent Crohn’s disease confined to the colon from July 2002 to August 2008. Patient and disease-specific characteristics and perioperative and short-term postoperative outcomes were prospectively collected and analyzed. A total of 125 patients underwent colectomy during the study period… CONTINUE READING