Management of the rectum following colectomy for acute colitis.


During a 6 year period, 31 consecutive patients under the care of one surgeon had emergency colectomies for complicated colitis. A selective policy of closing the rectum intraperitoneally to minimize the length of retained diseased bowel and to avoid a mucus fistula was used during the study period. One patient underwent proctocolectomy, 7 subtotal… (More)


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@article{Kyle1992ManagementOT, title={Management of the rectum following colectomy for acute colitis.}, author={Suzanne Kyle and Richard S. Steyn and Rainu Keenan}, journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery}, year={1992}, volume={62 3}, pages={196-9} }