Early experience in laparoscopic colectomy for refractory colitis in children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267734
Title:
Early experience in laparoscopic colectomy for refractory colitis in children
Authors:
Stephens, L; Gillick, J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267734
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie//IMJPage_0_1.aspx?issueid=448
Abstract:
There is limited literature endorsing the laparoscopic approach for the treatment of refractory colitis in children. We report our experiences of paediatric laparoscopic colectomies performed for ulcerative colitis. A retrospective review over a three year period was undertaken. Operative time, length of stay, post-operative analgesia, time to commencement of diet, and complications were recorded. Nine laparoscopic colectomies were performed. Median operative time was 320 minutes (range â 240-475). Mean time to commencement of full diet was 3.9 days (range 2-8). Median length of stay was 6 days (range - 5-16). In our experience, laparoscopic colectomy in children is a feasible and superior method to open colectomy and in our opinion, facilitates further restorative procedures and will become the default method of treatment in the near future.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH
Local subject classification:
COLITIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorGillick, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-30T15:47:29Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-30T15:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/267734-
dc.description.abstractThere is limited literature endorsing the laparoscopic approach for the treatment of refractory colitis in children. We report our experiences of paediatric laparoscopic colectomies performed for ulcerative colitis. A retrospective review over a three year period was undertaken. Operative time, length of stay, post-operative analgesia, time to commencement of diet, and complications were recorded. Nine laparoscopic colectomies were performed. Median operative time was 320 minutes (range â 240-475). Mean time to commencement of full diet was 3.9 days (range 2-8). Median length of stay was 6 days (range - 5-16). In our experience, laparoscopic colectomy in children is a feasible and superior method to open colectomy and in our opinion, facilitates further restorative procedures and will become the default method of treatment in the near future.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ie//IMJPage_0_1.aspx?issueid=448en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherCOLITISen_GB
dc.titleEarly experience in laparoscopic colectomy for refractory colitis in childrenen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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