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Laparoscopic colectomy in colitis: an evidence-based approach

B Salky, MD, FACS
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2013;13(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03ensalky006

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Despite recent advances in the medical treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), approximately 25-40% of patients will need surgery while the disease is still in effect. The aim of elective surgical treatment of UC is to remove the colon/and rectum with minimal postoperative morbidity, and to offer a good long-term quality of life. In this lecture, Dr. Barry Salky presents the current status of the laparoscopic approach to this pathology.