Long-term failure after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis.

@article{Tulchinsky2003LongtermFA,
  title={Long-term failure after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Hagit Tulchinsky and Peter R. Hawley and John Nicholls},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={238 2},
  pages={
          229-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To establish the incidence and causes of late failure in patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy for a preoperative diagnosis of ulcerative colitis was the objective of this investigation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Restorative proctocolectomy is the elective surgical procedure of choice for ulcerative colitis. Most patients have a satisfactory outcome but failures occur. The reasons and rates of early failure are well documented, but there is little information on long-term… CONTINUE READING
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