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Ann Surg. 1982 Dec;196(6):700-4.

Preservation of anorectal continence following total colectomy.


The search for continence in the surgical management of ulcerative colitis has resulted in the evolution of a method that has yielded gratifying results in the last 18 patients. The disease process is removed; all patients are continent; they have no postoperative perineal excoriation; the frequency of stools is not excessive and the patients are returning to work or to school within three weeks following ileostomy closure. Their ages were eight to 52 years. The procedure consists of a total of colectomy with mucosal proctectomy, ileoanal anastomosis and construction of a terminal ileal, pelvic reservoir. A proximal ileostomy diverts the fecal stream until healing is complete. The authors are now recommending the operation be considered for patients of all ages who require surgery for chronic ulcerative colitis as well as polyposis.

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