Equivalent function, quality of life and pouch survival rates after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for indeterminate and ulcerative colitis.
Conor P Delaney, Feza H Remzi, Terry Gramlich, Babak Dadvand, Victor W Fazio
Ann Surg | Published : 2002
OBJECTIVE: To compare the function, complications, and quality of life after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for patients with indeterminate colitis (IndC) and ulcerative colitis (UC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Reports on the outcome of IPAA for IndC have been inconclusive because of the small numbers available for analysis. Concerns about functional outcome, infectious perineal complications, pouch loss and the development of Crohn's disease remain, while there is no data on the quality of life after IPAA for IndC. METHODS: One thousand nine hundred and eleven patients undergoing IPAA for Ind and UC from 1983 to 1999 were evaluated. IndC was confirmed by repeat pathologic evaluation in 1..View full abstract