Short Versus Long Interval to Ileostomy Reversal After Ileal Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
In patients with ulcerative or indeterminate colitis who undergo ileal pouch anal anastomosis and diverting loop ileostomy (IPAA) surgery* a short interval to loop ileostomy reversal will result in differences in complications and quality of life compared to a long interval to loop ileostomy reversal.
• Signed informed consents.
• Man or woman between 18 and 64 years of age.
• Ulcerative colitis (UC) or indeterminate colitis (IC) diagnosed by routine clinical, radiographic, endoscopic, and pathological criteria.
• Patient will be scheduled for non-emergent proctocolectomy or completion proctectomy with ileal j-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) and loop ileostomy (IPAA).
• Clinical assessment of patient after IPAA surgery indicates that patient is suitable for early ileostomy reversal