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Khubchandani I. T. M.D.; Sandfort, M. R. M.D.; Rosen, L. M.D.; Sheets, J. A. M.D.; Stasik, J. J. M.D.; Riether, R. D. M.D.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: May 1989
doi: 10.1007/BF02563692
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Between September 1959 and December 1986, a total of 210 patients in a consecutive series were operated on for inflammatory bowel disease. One hundred ten (66 percent) had ileorectal anastomosis performed. There were no postoperative deaths. There were six failures in 53 ileorectal anastomoses for ulcerative colitis (11 percent), and five failures (8 percent) in 61 for Crohn's disease. The overall failure rate was 11 in 110 (10 percent). Ileorectal anastomosis, in suitable patients, is still a viable operation in the late 1980s.

Read at the meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Washington, D.C., April 5 to 10, 1987.

© The ASCRS 1989