Subtotal colectomy for severe acute colitis: a 20-year experience of a tertiary care center with an aggressive and early surgical policy.

@article{Alvs2003SubtotalCF,
  title={Subtotal colectomy for severe acute colitis: a 20-year experience of a tertiary care center with an aggressive and early surgical policy.},
  author={Arnaud Alv{\`e}s and Yves Panis and Yoram Bouhnik and Vincent Maylin and Anne Lavergne-Slove and Patrice D Valleur},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2003},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={
          379-85
        }
}
BACKGROUND Management of severe acute colitis (SAC) complicating inflammatory bowel disease remains a challenge despite significant advances in medical therapy. The aim of this study was to report a 20-year experience with subtotal colectomy (STC) performed for SAC. STUDY DESIGN A total of 164 consecutive patients with a mean age of 37 +/- 15 years (range 16 to 86 years) underwent STC for SAC defined according to the criteria of Truelove and Witts. The decision for surgical treatment was… CONTINUE READING
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