Laparoscopic colectomy in colitis: an evidence-based approach

Despite recent advances in the medical treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), approximately 25-40% of patients will need surgery while the disease is still in effect. The aim of elective surgical treatment of UC is to remove the colon/and rectum with minimal postoperative morbidity, and to offer a good long-term quality of life. In this lecture, Dr. Barry Salky presents the current status of the laparoscopic approach to this pathology.

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Laparoscopic   colectomy   in   colitis:   an   evidence-based   approach

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Despite recent advances in the medical treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), approximately 25-40% of patients will need surgery while the disease is still in effect. The aim of elective surgical treatment of UC is to remove the colon/and rectum with minimal postoperative morbidity, and to offer a good long-term quality of life. In this lecture, Dr. Barry Salky presents the current status of the laparoscopic approach to this pathology.
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2013-01
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WeBSurg.com, Jan 2013;13(01).
URL: http://www.websurg.com/doi-lt03ensalky006.htm