Journal article

Current surgical practice in pediatric ulcerative colitis: A systematic review

Sharman P Tan Tanny, Minjung Yoo, John M Hutson, Jacob C Langer, Sebastian K King

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Surgical management of adult ulcerative colitis (UC) is well-studied, but not readily applicable to children. Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (RPC-IPAA), performed as one-, two-, or three-stage procedure, is preferred in pediatric patients with adequate anal sphincter function. PURPOSE: METHODS: Systematic review of Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, and EMBASE databases was conducted (January 1987-December 2016), in accordance with PRISMA. RESULTS: Twelve retrospective studies were identified (568 patients total); 31, 334, and 203 patients underwent one-, two-, and three-stage procedures, respectively. Median study size was 31 patients ..

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