Ileal adenomas more likely with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis vs. end ileostomy

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis developed ileal adenomas more often than patients with end ileostomy after proctocolectomy, according to research published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.“A (procto)colectomy is not a definitive solution in familial adenomatous polyposis however, and patients remain at risk of developing new adenomas and cancer in the remaining rectum after ileorectal anastomosis, and in the ileal pouch or rectal cuff after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis,” Arthur S. Aelvoet, MD, a research associate at Amsterdam UMC, andRead More

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