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


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… (More)


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