Author(s): Pellino G, Sciaudone G, Canonico S, Selvaggi F
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Abstract Restorative proctocolectomy (RP) is the treatment of choice in patients affected with refractory ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis. Surgery in elective settings is often performed in 2 stages, fashioning an ileostomy which is closed 2-3-mo later. It is still debated whether omitting ileostomy could offer advantages in the management of patients undergoing RP.
This article was published in World J Gastroenterol
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research