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Revista colombiana de Gastroenterología

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PUERTA DIAZ, Juan Darío; CASTANO LLANO, Rodrigo  and  ARISMENDI, Iván R. Experiencias clinicoquirúrgicas con 51 bolsas ileales. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2004, vol.19, n.2, pp.79-85. ISSN 0120-9957.

Background: Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch (IP) has become an established surgery for patients with chronic ulcerative colitis and poliposis syndromes. Purpose: The authors report the results of 8-year experience of restorative proctocolectomy and IP. Methods: Chart review was performed for 51 patients undergoing IP from 1994 through 2002. Preoperative histopathologic diagnoses were ulcerative colitis (n=39), poliposis syndromes (n=10), 2 Crohn disease and 1 patient with colorectal cancer and extended resection. Information was obtained regarding patient demographics, type and duration of diseases, previous operations, and indications for surgery. Early (within 30 days after surgery) and late complications were noted. Follow-up included an annual function, physical examination, and biopsies of the pouch and anal transitional zone when were indicated. Results: Of the 51 patients (24 women) with mean follow-up time of 44,5 months (range 12-108 months), histopathologic diagnoses of ulcerative colitis were changed for Crohn’s disease in 2 patients. The overall mortality rate was 2% (1 patient), one death was related to perineal sepsis 45 months after ileal pouch. The overall morbidity rate was 65% (73 complications in 33 patients; early 39%; late 49%) the mean hospitalary stancy was 8,9 days (range 6-25 days). Small bowel obstruction, septic complication and reoperation rates were 36%, 22% and 26%, respectively. The most frecuent late complication was "pouchitis" (31,8%). The ileal pouch was removed in 1 patient, and it is functional in 50 (98%). There was a satisfactory index with 82% with excelent-good results, and 16% and 2% with regular and bad results. Conclusions: Restorative proctocolectomy with an IP is a safe procedure, with low mortality and major morbidity rates. Although total morbidity rate is appreciable, functional results generally are good and patient satisfaction is acceptable.

Keywords : Inflammatory bowel disease; Ulcerative Colitis; Proctocolectomy; Ileal Pouch; Pouchitis.

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