The natural history of anal transition zone inflammation and possible relationship to pouchitis: a long-term longitudinal study.

@article{Wasserman2013TheNH,
  title={The natural history of anal transition zone inflammation and possible relationship to pouchitis: a long-term longitudinal study.},
  author={Melissa F. Wasserman and Neil Hyman and Akshita Iyer and Rebecca E. Wilcox and Turner Osler},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1493-8}
}
AIM Reservoir ileitis (pouchitis) is the most common complication after pelvic pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis and the aetiology remains largely unknown. The anal transition zone (ATZ) contains the only remaining colonic epithelium after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) and may provide important clues as to whether ulcerative colitis and pouchitis… CONTINUE READING