Completely minimally invasive approach to restorative total proctocolectomy with J-pouch construction in children

Andreas H. Meier, Leslie Roth, Robert E. Cilley, Peter W. Dillon

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Restorative total proctocolectomy with J-pouch is a procedure used for children with severe ulcerative colitis or premalignant conditions like familial polyposis. The classic approach requires a laparotomy incision. Most published minimally invasive techniques still require a somewhat smaller incision to complete the procedure. We present a completely minimally invasive approach to accomplish the same goal, using a combined laparoscopic and endorectal technique and present our current clinical results with this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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