Restorative proctocolectomy with end to end pouch-anal anastomosis in patients over the age of fifty.

  title={Restorative proctocolectomy with end to end pouch-anal anastomosis in patients over the age of fifty.},
  author={Wyn Griffith Lewis and Peter Michael Sagar and Peter Holdsworth and Anthony T. R. Axon and David Johnston},
  volume={34 7},
This study was to examine whether 'fit' patients over the age of 50 who require elective surgery for ulcerative colitis are suitable candidates for restorative proctocolectomy, providing that they are continent before operation and that the anal sphincter is preserved in its entirety without stripping of the mucosa or endoanal anastomosis. Between 1986 and 1991, 18 patients 50 to 66 years old (median 55 years: nine men) underwent restorative proctocolectomy with end to end ileoanal anastomosis… CONTINUE READING
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