Open restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis was first Described in 1978 and since that time has gained popularity in the surgical management of patients with ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis. A laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis represents the latest development in the evolution of surgical treatment of these conditions. This approach aims to combine the good functional outcome of the open procedure with the benefits of the laparoscopic approach. This is appealing for younger patients who may potentially obtain the benefits of shorter postoperative recovery in addition to decreased disability from adhesions, and better body image accrued from a more cosmetic incision.
We present a video of a laparoscopic assisted restorative proctocolectomy with ileoanal J-pouch anastomosis on a 37-year-old lady with history of chronic ulcerative colitis refractory to medical therapy.
Session: Podium Video Presentation
Program Number: V048