Results of colectomy for severe slow transit constipation.

PURPOSE This study assesses the outcome of a standardized operation performed by two surgeons for severe idiopathic slow transit constipation that was resistant to laxative treatment. METHODS Fifty-nine consecutive patients, 4 men and 55 women, with a mean age of 42.3 years, underwent colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis. Slow colonic transit was… (More)