Laparoscopic proctocolectomy: analysis of long term complications. Case report

Paolo Del Rio, Nicoletta Sianesi, Maria Francesca Arcuri, Cinzia Papadia

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Surgery can be a curative treatment for ulcerative colitis. The correct surgical procedure is a total proctocolectomy and ileo anal J pouch anastomosis (IPAA). This procedure is feasible also in laparoscopic approach after a correct learning curve. Pouchitis, pouch complications, intestinal occlusion, infertility are the most common long term complications. We present a case of a 37-year-old man treated with laparoscopic proctocolectomy and followed at 18 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalAnnali Italiani di Chirurgia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Adult
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Male
  • Proctocolectomy, Restorative
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

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