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Surgical Options in Ulcerative Colitis

  • Daniel L. Beral
  • John E. Hartley
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Abstract

The lifetime incidence of colectomy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) is traditionally quoted as being in the region of 30%. However, recent population-based cohort evidence from Europe suggests that the colectomy rate after 10 years of disease may be 10% lower [1, 2]. The surgical options are governed by the indication for the surgery as well as patient-related factors including general condition, level of immunosuppression, age, and comorbidities, as well as psychological factors and patient preferences.

Keywords

Ulcerative Colitis Restorative Proctocolectomy Pelvic Sepsis Indeterminate Colitis Pouch Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The John Goligher Colorectal UnitSt James University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.Castle Hill HospitalThe University of Hull Academic Surgical UnitHullUK

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