Revolution and Evolution: 30 Years of Ileoanal Pouch Surgery

Simon Bach, NJM Mortensen

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Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the standard of care for the 25% of patients with ulcerative colitis who ultimately require colectomy. IPAA is favored by patients because it avoids the necessity for a long-term stoma. This review examines how 3 decades of experience with IPAA has molded current practice, highlighting 5- and 10-year follow-up of large series to determine durability and functional performance, in addition to causes of failure and the management of complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-145
Number of pages15
JournalInflammatory Bowel Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • ulcerative colitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • ileal pouch-anal anastomosis


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