Cuffitis linked to anastomosis, diffuse inflammation and pouch excision

AUSTIN, Texas — An initial analysis of postoperative pouchitis phenotypes linked cuffitis to independent variables, according to a presenter at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“Cuffitis can involve the anastomosis and develop diffuse inflammation of the pouch,” Shintaro Akiyama, MD, PhD, MSc, IBD fellow at the University of Chicago, said during his presentation. “Cuffitis is significantly associated with pouch excision and it is a promising target to improve the outcome of pouchitis.”Though pouchitis can develop in up to 80% of patients after restorativeRead More

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