Surgical outcome of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis when used intentionally for well-defined Crohn's disease.

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BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) is considered a contraindication to ileal pouch--anal anastomosis (IPAA). In this study, we compare outcomes of CD and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients undergoing IPAA. METHODS Patients were considered to have CD before surgery based on a history of small bowel disease, perianal disease, noncrypt-associated granuloma, or… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ibd.22955

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