Functional outcome, quality of life, and complications after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in selected septuagenarians.
Conor P Delaney, Babak Dadvand, Feza H Remzi, James M Church, Victor W Fazio
Dis Colon Rectum | Published : 2002
PURPOSE: Concerns about morbidity and functional outcome have lead some authors to suggest that ileal pouch-anal anastomosis should not be performed in older patients. This article evaluates the outcome of selected septuagenarians undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis at this institution. METHODS: Seventeen of 1,911 patients undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis were older than the age of 70 at the time of surgery. Functional outcome, quality of life, and manometric data were assessed prospectively, whereas complications were assessed by chart review. RESULTS: There was one mortality related to sepsis after small-bowel obstruction and one reoperation at 18 months f..View full abstract