Surgical Outcomes, Bowel Habits and Quality of Life in Young Patients after Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis
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.
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.
The mean age at colectomy was 7.04±0.63years vs 14.71±0.32years in the two groups. Patients had a significant (P
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.
Knod, J. L.,
Cortez, A. R.,
Saeed, S. A.,
Falcone, R. A.,
von Allmen, D.,
& Frischer, J. S.
(2016). Surgical Outcomes, Bowel Habits and Quality of Life in Young Patients after Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis. Journal Of Pediatric Surgery, 51 (8), 1246-1250.