September 1978

Total Colectomy and Anal Ileostomy in Multiple Polyposis Coli

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, The Chaim-Sheba Medical Center, the Tel Aviv University Medical School, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1101-1103. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210083012

• Two patients with familial polyposis coli were treated by total abdominal colectomy, endorectal mucosal stripping, and ileoanal anastomosis. About 24 months after operation, both patients had four to five soft-formed stools daily with good anal sphincter control. Because of its physical and emotional advantages and the fact that possible precancerous lesions are treated completely, we believe that this operation is superior to those generally used today.

(Arch Surg 113:1101-1103, 1978)