Stapled ileal pouch anal anastomoses are safer than handsewn anastomoses in patients with ulcerative colitis.

@article{Ziv1996StapledIP,
  title={Stapled ileal pouch anal anastomoses are safer than handsewn anastomoses in patients with ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Yehiel Ziv and Victor Warren Fazio and James Michael Church and Ian C. Lavery and Theodore M. King and Patrick Ambrosetti},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={171 3},
  pages={320-3}
}
BACKGROUND One of the theoretic advantages of using a stapled versus handsewn ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) in restorative proctocolectomy is a reduction in septic complications. We performed this study to compare the incidence of early septic complications in patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy with stapled or handsewn IPAA. PATIENTS AND METHODS A chart review of 692 patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy for treatment of ulcerative colitis was performed. The… CONTINUE READING

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