Title

Surgical Outcomes, Bowel Habits and Quality of Life in Young Patients after Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2016

Abstract

Purpose:

We aim to investigate the postoperative outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life (QoL) of younger pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) patients following surgical intervention compared to an older pediatric population.

Methods:

Medical records of UC patients after colectomy with ileoanal reconstruction (2002-2013) at our institution were reviewed. Patients/parents completed a QoL, bowel habits and disease course questionnaire. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and QoL were reported comparing the younger (≤11years old, n=26) to older (>11years old, n=38) cohorts.

Results:

The mean age at colectomy was 7.04±0.63years vs 14.71±0.32years in the two groups. Patients had a significant (P

Conclusions:

Colectomy with ileoanal anastomosis for young children (≤11years old) with UC is without increased complications relative to older patients and maintains a postoperative QoL and stool patterns.

DOI

10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.03.002

PMCID

27417342

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