Summary and Conclusions Summary and ConclusionsIn a series of 99 patients operated upon for ulcerative colitis, 29 had ileal involvement. X-ray examination is not of great diagnostic value.At operation, gross external evidence of ileal involvement was present in only one third of the patients. Inspection of the opened ileum during surgical exposure is mandatory.The long-range mortality rate was five times greater in patients with ileal involvement than in those in whom the small intestine was not involved.
Read at the meeting of the American Proctologic Society, San Francisco, California, May 20 to 23, 1963.
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