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Semin Pediatr Surg. 1994 Feb;3(1):33-8.

Surgical management of ulcerative colitis in childhood.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine 90024.


Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a more severe disease in children than in adults and is less likely to be cured without surgery. Total colectomy and rectal mucosectomy provide a permanent cure for children who have UC. Reconstruction with an endorectal ileal pull-through procedure with ileal reservoir is an excellent alternative to a permanent ileostomy. This operation can be performed with low morbidity and with an approximately 94% expectation of good-to-excellent function based on our clinical experience with 94 children and 273 adults.

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