Aim: The current trial was designed to study and compare the postoperative outcomes and systemic acute responses between patients undergoing laparoscopic-ileal pouch anal anastomosis (LAP-IPAA) and open IPAA for ulcerative colitis. Methods: The clinical records of patients who underwent 89 restorative proctocolectomy procedures with IPAA were reviewed. After determining which patients underwent LAP-IPAA versus open IPAA, an equivalent number of controls matched for age and ulcerative colitis severity were selected. Results: Twenty of 22 patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery met the inclusion criteria. Patients who underwent LAP-IPAA had significantly shorter times to first walking (P=0.021) and food intake (P=0.0003). The LAP-IPAA group had significantly lower interleukin-6 and interleukin-1ra levels soon after surgery (P=0.011 and P=0.0076). The LAP-IPAA group had significantly lower C-reactive protein levels on postoperative day 1 (P=0.0027). Conclusions: LAP-IPAA is a less-invasive operative procedure than open IPAA with respect to the postoperative systemic inflammatory response and postoperative recovery.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 11-11-2015|
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