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.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Inflammatory Bowel Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|
- ulcerative colitis
- inflammatory bowel disease
- ileal pouch-anal anastomosis