Outcome of colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis in Crohn's disease.

Abstract

The outcome of 42 patients undergoing colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis (IRA) for Crohn's colitis, which largely spared the rectum, was studied. Operative mortality was 7% (3 patients) and each patient died as a result of anastomotic breakdown. The overall incidence of anastomotic breakdown was 16.7% (7 patients). This complication was higher following a… (More)

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